bar the door
See: CLOSE THE DOOR.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • bar\ the\ door — • close the door • bar the door • shut the door v. phr. To prevent any more action or talk about a subject. The President s veto closed the door to any new attempt to pass the bill. Joan was much hurt by what Mary said, and she closed the door on …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bar the door — See: CLOSE THE DOOR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Get Up and Bar the Door — is a medieval Scots song about a battle of wills between a husband and wife. It is Child ballad 275. According to Child, it was first published by David Herd. [Herd, David (1732 1810): Ancient and modern Scottish songs, heroic ballads etc. ]… …   Wikipedia

  • Katie bar the door — get ready for trouble, a desperate situation is at hand The gang arrived at the bar and were ready to come in and fight. Well, Katie bar the door …   Idioms and examples

  • Katy bar the door — Meaning Take precautions; there s trouble ahead. Origin One suggestion as to the origin of this is that it originates with an English folk song in which a husband and wife argue and refuse to speak to each other. When the husband fails to ask his …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • kitty bar the door — play defensively, play only to prevent a goal    In the third period we played kitty bar the door and won 4 2 …   English idioms

  • Katy bar the door — interj. watch out, trouble is coming ahead …   English contemporary dictionary

  • The Door into Summer —   First Edition cover …   Wikipedia

  • close\ the\ door — • close the door • bar the door • shut the door v. phr. To prevent any more action or talk about a subject. The President s veto closed the door to any new attempt to pass the bill. Joan was much hurt by what Mary said, and she closed the door on …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shut\ the\ door — • close the door • bar the door • shut the door v. phr. To prevent any more action or talk about a subject. The President s veto closed the door to any new attempt to pass the bill. Joan was much hurt by what Mary said, and she closed the door on …   Словарь американских идиом

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