around robin hood's barn

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The long way around; a roundabout or circuitous route.

Etymology:

  • 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.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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