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bar from (something or some place)

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 a fight there. I bar you from every coming in here again.
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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 out

obsolete To lock a teacher out of a school or classroom, as by barring the door shut. This was once a Christmas tradition in the 17th century, with students often demanding gifts in return for letting the teacher or schoolmaster back inside. The schoolmaster had become so used to being barred out on Christmas morning that he began preparing a basket of small gifts and treats for his students in anticipation of their antics. Two of the boys in our grammar school were eager to revive the old tradition of barring out, but no one else was foolish enough to go along with it.
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bar none

with no exceptions. (Follows an assertion.) This is the best of all, bar none.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

bar none

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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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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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bar ˈnone

without exception: This is the best apple pie I’ve ever tasted, bar none.
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