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Re: Wouldn't have a bar of

Posted by ESC on January 08, 2010 at 14:33

In Reply to: Wouldn't have a bar of posted by avid on January 06, 2010 at 19:52:

: What is the origin and meaning of:
: "I wouldn't have a bar of him."

This is a guess. "Bar" is a U.S. Southern/country word for "barrow." Barrow can mean mound or short for wheelbarrow/wheelbar/garden cart. So the phrase could mean: I wouldn't take a wheelbarrow of him if they were giving him away free. Again, just a guess.