around Robin Hood's barn

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Reference to Robin Hood, the legendary outlaw, whose barn was simply the fields and pastures surrounding Sherwood forest, his home. “Around Robin Hood’s barn” simply means all around the countryside, all through the fields and pastures.

AdverbEdit

around Robin Hood's barn (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) the long way around; a roundabout or circuitous route
  2. (idiomatic) all over the place

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 19:24