One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be impatient or intolerant towards people one regards as foolish or unintelligent.‘he was a perfectionist who didn't suffer fools gladly’
- ‘He doesn't suffer fools gladly, and he will not put up with prima-donnas.’
- ‘She's very easy-going but she doesn't suffer fools gladly.’
- ‘A party insider agrees that she is dynamic: ‘She is focused and intelligent, and doesn't suffer fools gladly.’’
- ‘While he doesn't suffer fools gladly or mince words when something annoys him, those who know him well swear by Jagjit Singh's generosity and purity of heart.’
- ‘He admits he is impatient and doesn't suffer fools gladly, but, contrary to the impression given of him in the press, is ‘prepared to listen to people.’’
- ‘It is said she doesn't suffer fools gladly, that the public's perception of her is fearsome.’
- ‘Naipaul, awarded the Nobel Prize in 2001, is a famously bilious traveler; he doesn't suffer fools gladly, and he never romanticizes the grim conditions and hypocrisies that he encounters.’
- ‘It shows a determined woman, sure of her opinions; one who doesn't suffer fools gladly.’
- ‘She doesn't suffer fools gladly, although she can charm anybody.’
- ‘She's bright and breezy, but the odd cadence slips in that seems to suggest she doesn't suffer fools gladly.’
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