Definition of not have a bar of in English:

not have a bar of

phrase

Australian, NZ
informal
  • Not tolerate (someone or something) any longer.

    ‘the referee's not having a bar of it’
    • ‘I was going to write her mum's mother's day card but she would not have a bar of that.’
    • ‘He will not have a bar of claims his tax is not a first-rate one.’
    • ‘It did not say that, and we will not have a bar of the notion of people rumoured to have criminal backgrounds being treated as criminals.’
    • ‘This is an attempt by a small party to try and squeeze in and we're not having a bar of it.’
    • ‘He will borrow money overseas to give away to the big polluters to compensate, but in the end the electorate will not have a bar of it.’
    • ‘I'm not having a bar of these trash cultures.’
    • ‘I am glad to know that average New Zealanders will not have a bar of that.’
    • ‘The tribunal was not having a bar of it.’
    • ‘He wants to privatise what is left of the public sector, and the ordinary New Zealand voter will not have a bar of that, at all.’
    • ‘Some of us will not have a bar of being owned by anyone.’