Behind Bars

Meaning of Idiom ‘Behind Bars’ To be behind bars means to be in prison, in jail; incarcerated. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. Usage This idiom is often used as the phrase ‘put someone behind bars.’ Examples Of Use … Read more

No Holds Barred

Used as an idiom since around 1940. Meaning of No Holds Barred Idiom No holds barred means a situation without any restrictions, where anything is permitted. Anything goes.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage No holds barred is often mispronounced as no holes barred. Examples Of Use “The press conference … Read more

Katie Bar the Door

Also: Katy Bar the Door Meaning of Idiom ‘Katy Bar the Door’ When someone says Katy bar the door they mean get ready for trouble; something bad is about to happen. Examples Of Use “If Rebekah catches you messing around with other women it’s Katy bar the door.” “Don’t let Arnie drink more than one beer or it’s … Read more

Bar None

Meaning of Idiom ‘Bar None’ Bar none means without exception. Usage This idiom is generally used with a superlative such as best or worst. Examples of Use “My Uncle Henry was the meanest person I’ve ever known, bar none.” “Baseball is bar none the best game ever invented.” “Many people regard Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to be the greatest painting … Read more