In Reply to: Wouldn't have a bar of posted by ESC on January 08, 2010 at 14:33:
: : 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.
This is a guess too. Perhaps it refers to a 'bar' as in a bar of chocolate. Thus, it could mean I wouldn't have him even if he were neatly sized and packaged...