One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
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