bar

bar
Slang for one million dollars. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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I. bar bar 1 [bɑː ǁ bɑːr] verb barred PTandPPX barring PRESPARTX [transitive]
to officially stop someone from doing something or from entering a place:
bar somebody from (doing) something

• He has been barred from the securities and investment advisory business.

• Foreign investors would be barred from buying majority stakes.

  [m0] II. bar bar 2 also Bar noun LAW
1. the bar the profession of a barrister, or barristers in general:

• In 1988, she was called to the bar (= became a barrister ) and she now practises in London, specialising in criminal and family law.

• He has now passed his Bar Examination (= the examination you must pass in order to become a barrister ) .

2. the bar a word for the legal profession, used in the names of professional associations of lawyers:

• the New Jersey State Bar Association

— see also American Bar Association

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bar UK US /bɑːr/ noun [C]
something that prevents a particular event or development from happening: a bar (to sth) »

A lack of formal education does not have to be a bar to success in business and politics.

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bar UK US /bɑːr/ verb [T] (-rr-)
LAW to prevent something or someone from doing something or going somewhere, or to refuse to allow something: bar sb/sth from (doing) sth »

Lawyers on both sides have been barred from discussing the case in the press.

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The government voted to bar the import of exotic birds.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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