suffer fools gladly

Definition of suffer fools gladly

  1. :  to be kind to and patient with people who are annoying or bothersome —usually used in negative statements My mother was a woman who did not suffer fools gladly.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to submit to or be forced to endure

    :  to feel keenly :  labor under

    :  undergo, experience

foolplay fools
  1. :  a person lacking in judgment or prudence

    :  a retainer (see 1retainer 1) formerly kept in great households to provide casual entertainment and commonly dressed in motley with cap, bells, and bauble

    :  one who is victimized or made to appear foolish :  dupe

  1. :  foolish, silly

  1. :  to behave foolishly

    :  to meddle, tamper, or experiment especially thoughtlessly or ignorantly

    :  to play or improvise a comic role

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a brief usually trivial fact

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