She looks like a librarian. There is a look in her eye that warns him she will not tolerate lip.
What does "tolerate lip" mean? This girl does not like people chit-chating??
Originally Posted by superbee
lip refers to lips moving. She will not tolerate (any) lip means, she won't tolerate backtalk, responses to her statements, questioning her authority; It means, one should listen and accept her words; don't argue.
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