Dictionary meaning of the words:
Mulled: think about (a fact, proposal, or request) deeply and at length
Barred: In legal context it means obstructed by a bar; subject to hindrance or obstruction by a bar or barrier which, if interposed, will prevent legal redress or recovery; as, when it is said that a claim or cause of action is “barred by the statute of limitations”. Banned, debarred, disallowed, excluded, precluded, prohibited, proscribed, shut out are some of the synonyms for barred.
Below is my attempt to keep up with the times and also have some fun using the words in sentences!
While Mueller mulled, Barr barred prosecution 🙂
The fallout: Mueller can’t mull going public with his findings, Barr finding speculation can’t be barred 😀
Likely path ahead: Folks dissatisfied with the outcome, who feel Barr should have been debarred from announcing his verdict, are mulling about preparing for the Barr exam 😉
With both sides deeply entrenched in their held positions it promises to be a no-holds-barred battle in the weeks ahead!
“Got Barred” is likely to become a phrase used to indicate obstruction in pursuing obstruction charges and we will all be scratching our head while the lawyers and lawmakers battle it out. This situation is clear as mud to me, so much for a definite answer!