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Re: Don't have a bar of

Posted by ESC on June 17, 2010 at 11:53

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.