around Robin Hood's barn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reference to Robin Hood, the legendary outlaw, whose barn was simply the fields and pastures surrounding Sherwood forest, his home. “Around Robin Hood’s barn” simply means all around the countryside, all through the fields and pastures.

Adverb[edit]

around Robin Hood's barn (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) the long way around; a roundabout or circuitous route
  2. (idiomatic) all over the place

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