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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bar,
 
excepting. In racing phrase a man will bet “Two to one, bar one,” that is, two to one against any horse in the field with one exception. The word means “barring out” one, shutting out, or debarring one.   1
 


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