on sufferance

idiom

British, formal
used to say that someone is allowed to do something by someone who does not want that person to do it
She was allowed in only on sufferance.

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“On sufferance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20sufferance. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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