not have a bar of (something)

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not have a bar of (something)

To refuse to acknowledge, allow, accept or participate in something. Primarily heard in Australia, Canada. I won't have a bar of this scheme—I have a public image to upkeep! I tried to convince them to sell their stocks before the market crashed, but they weren't having a bar of it.
See also: bar, have, not, of
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