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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.
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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.
See also: bar, none

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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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.
See also: bar, none
References in classic literature ?
A daughter," he replied, "only a little younger than Carthoris, and, barring one, the fairest thing that ever breathed the thin air of dying Mars.
Scarce a dozen, barring the Earl of Buckingham," replied the knave; "and, furthermore, there be a way to enter, which I may show you, My Lord, so that you may, unseen, reach the apartment where My Lady and the Earl be supping.
We must have passed about half the Band-lu cave-levels before we were accosted, and then a huge fellow stepped out in front of me, barring our further progress.
This fact suggested to the ape-man that he might surely be in a passageway leading to the outer world, for the bolts, barring progress from the opposite side, tended to substantiate this hypothesis, unless it were merely a prison to which it led.
The orderly shook his head, the two soldiers were barring the gateway.
Barring earthquake or tidal-wave, the worst had already befallen him.