bar none

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EtymologyEdit

Possibly a shortened form of "to bar none" or "barring none".

PronunciationEdit

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AdverbEdit

bar none (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Without exception; excluding nothing else of the same kind.
    They were all invited bar none.
    • 1913, Zane Grey, chapter 4, in Desert Gold:
      Mexican horses are the finest in the world, bar none.
    • 1922, James Joyce, chapter 16, in Ulysses:
      . . . Ireland, or something of that sort, which he described in his lengthy dissertation as the richest country bar none on the face of God's earth.

Usage notesEdit

  • Follows a superlative-modified noun.

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