In Reply to: Don't have a bar of posted by Julia Miller on June 17, 2010 at 08:47:
: 'Not to have a bar of something'
: This phrase is listed in the Macquarie Dictionary but not in the OED. It means 'not to tolerate something'. I can't find the origin, but I think it's Australian.
It seems that me that I have read that expression in fiction about U.S. pioneer days. But I couldn't find anything in my Appalachian/mountain references.