Posted by Victoria S Dennis on April 02, 2007
In Reply to: Re: Brook no resistance posted by Smokey Stover on April 01, 2007
: : Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "brook no resistance"?
: It's plain English. Look up the word "brook," verb transitive, meaning tolerate, permit.
Other things you might not wish to brook are contradiction, opposition, insult, refusal, etc. (VSD)