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bar from

To prohibit someone from a certain place or thing. My rude comments got me barred from that website. My friends and I were barred from that restaurant after we got into fight there. I bar you from every coming in here again.
See also: bar

no holds barred

Fig. with no restraints. (Alludes to a wrestling match in which all holds are legal.) I intend to argue it out with Mary, no holds barred. When Ann negotiates a contract, she goes in with no holds barred and comes out with a good contract.
See also: barred, hold

no holds barred

no limits or controls This is comedy with no holds barred, and it may offend some viewers. I like nothing better than a fight with no holds barred.
See also: barred, hold

no holds barred

without limits or controls His new show may offend some viewers. This is comedy with no holds barred.
See also: barred, hold

no holds barred

Without any restrictions, as in Telephone companies are entering the market for Internet users with no holds barred. This expression comes from wrestling, where certain holds are illegal, or barred, and has been used figuratively since about 1940.
See also: barred, hold

no holds barred

mod. without restriction. (There is no affirmative version of this.) I want you to get that contract. Do anything—no holds barred.
See also: barred, hold

no holds barred

Without limits, regulations, or restraints.
See also: barred, hold
References in classic literature ?
Against these far stretches of country rose, in front of the other city edifices, a large red-brick building, with level gray roofs, and rows of short barred windows bespeaking captivity, the whole contrasting greatly by its formalism with the quaint irregularities of the Gothic erections.
The quagga, though so plainly barred like a zebra over the body, is without bars on the legs; but Dr.
In four coloured drawings, which I have seen, of hybrids between the ass and zebra, the legs were much more plainly barred than the rest of the body; and in one of them there was a double shoulder-stripe.
The Yellow Room has but one barred window--the bars of which have not been moved--and only one door, which had to be broken open--and the assassin was not found
As the murderer got away, I conceive that he found a window that was not barred,--that of the vestibule, which opens on to the park,--that is to say, into the interior of the estate.
Yes; there is a window, or rather skylight, in it, which, as it looks out towards the country, Monsieur Stangerson has had barred, like the rest of the windows.
Publicity for the case led to a second lawsuit a month later by a group of women alleging that in three separate incidents they were barred from entering the club or were asked to leave because they were perceived to be part of bachelorette parties, According to court documents, in one instance a woman alleged that she was told, "You are not gay enough.