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suffer fools gladly

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suffer fools gladly definition

A person who does not “suffer fools gladly” is one who does not tolerate stupidity in others.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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  • The Canadian public proved that it was unable to suffer fools gladly.

    The Canadian Dominion Oscar D. Skelton
  • The Syndic was not the man to suffer fools gladly, and he opened his mouth.

    The Long Night Stanley Weyman
  • I suffer fools gladly, as a general rule, but if I see much of this one I shall do him some injury.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne William J. Locke
  • Like Clare, she did not suffer fools gladly, but unlike Clare, she had not the moral courage to be ruthless.

    Regiment of Women Clemence Dane

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