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bar none

For sure; unequivocally. This is the best restaurant in town, bar none. Stephanie got the lead in the school play because she's the best actress in the school, bar none.
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bar none

with no exceptions. (Follows an assertion.) This is the best of all, bar none.
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bar none

Also, barring none. Without exception, as in This is the best book I've read all year, bar none. [Mid-1800s]
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You use bar none to emphasize that someone or something is the best of their kind. He is simply the best goalscorer we have ever had, bar none. Coronation Street is the best programme on TV, bar none.
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bar none

with no exceptions.
1866 M. E. Braddon Lady's Mile Your ‘Aspasia’ is the greatest picture that ever was painted—‘bar none’.
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without exception: This is the best apple pie I’ve ever tasted, bar none.
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References in classic literature ?
In all the house, bar none, Rivera was the only cold man.
Berande, bar none, is by far the worst plantation in the Solomons so far as the labour is concerned.
Best Bar None is organised by West Yorkshire Police with Kirklees Safer Communities Partnership, Kirklees Council, the Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service and the British Beer and Pub Association.
THE National Meeting at Clonmel ended in anti-climax yesterday when the Brendan Matthews-trained Bar None was withdrawn, leaving the Boylesports Derby final awarded to O'Flahertys Man, writes Michael Fortune.
Today, we have to settle for simply having one of the best choruses, bar none, right in our own back yard.
ShoreTel was ideal for the growing business as its solution has the lowest total cost of ownership, bar none.
Joe's, run by the Guild of Students, scooped the accolade at the prestigious Best Bar None awards.
The Middlesbrough town centre bar was named Best Pub at the recent Best Bar None Awards and has also been awarded five stars for hygiene from Middlesbrough Council.
The Best Bar None scheme sees premises across the city put through a strict inspection process involving police, fire and council officers.
Fluid - which has just won the Best Operator for its seven Newcastle pubs in the Best Bar None Awards - runs the Central Bean coffee house in Gallowgate.
Scores of guests last night came together for the Best Bar None awards, with a glittering ceremony at the Marriott Hotel, in the city centre.
LIVERPOOL'S pubs and clubs are set to battle it out to be crowned the Best Bar None.
The union bar on the Queensgate campus, called The Venue, won the Kirklees district Best Bar None bar category at an awards ceremony held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
Police and city council officers will visit venues that enter the Coventry Best Bar None awards 2006 .
In a sensational afternoon session, Musical Hill, Solidasarock and Droopys Caesar all went crashing out of the Classic, and we now have 7-2 co favourites - O'Flaherty's Man, Castle Pines and Bar None.