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Katy Bar The Door : Phrases


Quickly lock the door before something unwanted gets in (or out).


When the intranet police come to your office, it's
Katy bar the door.


From a book of poems called
King's Tragedy by D. G. Rossetti published in 1881. It tells of an attempt by one Catherine to save the life of Scotland's James I by throwing her arm across a doorway to bar his enemies;

The phrase was further popularized in a 1980s Miller Lite Beer commercial featuring ex-baseball player Bob Eucker.

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