suffer fools gladly


: 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.

Examples of suffer fools gladly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indeed, Freud — old, headstrong and dying — does not suffer fools gladly. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 9 Jan. 2024 Paul does not suffer fools gladly, or at all. Don Aucoin,, 19 Apr. 2023 Like the 930 of yore, the GT2 does not suffer fools gladly. Brendan McAleer, Car and Driver, 26 Jan. 2023 Halsey does not suffer fools gladly, as anyone who reads their interviews or full history of social media knows. Chris Willman, Variety, 26 Aug. 2021 It has been said that Pragmatist leaders don’t suffer fools gladly. Mark Murphy, Forbes, 30 May 2021 Thibodeau doesn't suffer fools gladly. Omari Sankofa Ii, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2021

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“Suffer fools gladly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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