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around Robin Hood's barn

A long, indirect route. A: "What took you guys so long to get here?" B: "Well, rather than just going through town, our esteemed driver took us all around Robin Hood's barn instead!"
See also: around, barn, robin

go around Robin Hood's barn

To take a long, indirect route. A: "What took you guys so long to get here?" B: "Well, rather than just going through town, our esteemed driver went around Robin Hood's barn instead!"
See also: around, barn, robin

all around Robin Hood's barn

going somewhere by an indirect route; going way out of the way [to get somewhere]; by a long and circuitous route. We had to go all around Robin Hood's barn to get to the little town.
See also: all, around, barn, robin

look under the hood

to examine the engine of a car; to check the oil, water, and other such routine items associated with the engine of a car. I finished putting gas in. I need to look under the hood. Do you want me to look under the hood, sir?
See also: hood, look

round Robin Hood's barn

by a circuitous route.
Robin Hood is the semi-legendary English medieval outlaw reputed to have robbed the rich and helped the poor. In this expression, Robin Hood's barn represents an out-of-the-way place of a kind that might be used by an outlaw or fugitive such as Robin Hood. Recorded from the mid 19th century, the phrase seems to have originated in the dialect speech of the English Midlands, the area in which Robin Hood is said to have operated.
See also: barn, robin, round

hood

1. n. a hoodlum. A couple of hoods hassled us on the street.
2. n. the neighborhood; the ghetto; any neighborhood. Back in the hood, Bob’s considered an important guy.

hood rat

n. someone who hangs around the [black] neighborhood. Sam’s just a wimpy hood rat. He never sees any action.
See also: hood, rat
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