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I have seen this (not the rebus, but what it represents) written on many places. Could you guess what it is and on where I may have seen it?

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    $\begingroup$ Is there Latin involved? $\endgroup$ – Kevin Nov 12 '15 at 17:20
  • $\begingroup$ No. There is no Latin involved as far as I know :) $\endgroup$ – AeJey Nov 13 '15 at 5:40
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Perhaps

S(t)ick no bills

as illustrated for instance at https://www.flickr.com/photos/codein/90245453

Explanation>

Sick with Tea = Sick with T = STICK
Forbidden sign = NO
Bill Pullman, Bill Murray, Bill Hader, Bill Maher, Bill Walton = BILLS

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    $\begingroup$ Yep, I believe this is the answer. The first word makes sense if you observe the first image more carefully. (I don't know how to do spoilers, so will refrain from explaining) $\endgroup$ – sundar Nov 12 '15 at 16:11
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    $\begingroup$ Ah ha! I haven't seen this phrasing. Must be a localisation thing. Like the usage of "tea", though. $\endgroup$ – Ian MacDonald Nov 12 '15 at 17:29
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    $\begingroup$ oh my god, I missed the tea. brilliant. $\endgroup$ – question_asker Nov 12 '15 at 17:57
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    $\begingroup$ @question_asker yeah, that single cup of tea made me upvote this question :D $\endgroup$ – DrunkWolf Nov 12 '15 at 18:11
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    $\begingroup$ @Kevin somewhat. Calling them "bills" is more British English than American, where we'd call them "ads" or "promotional posters" (promos) or "flyers" or something. That's a shame because some of these signs say "BILL POSTERS WILL BE PROSECUTED" and sometimes people write underneath, as if in protest, "BILL POSTERS IS INNOCENT!" $\endgroup$ – CR Drost Nov 13 '15 at 16:40
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It could be

BS

Due to

"ill" not "bills" - subtract the first from the second and you get BS.

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh wow! I didn't expect this... $\endgroup$ – Hexaholic Nov 12 '15 at 20:44
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The only thing that comes to mind is

post no bills

I just can't find the connection for the first word.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm with you on this. $\endgroup$ – Raystafarian Nov 12 '15 at 17:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Raystafarian See the comments on Gamow's answer for a hint ;) $\endgroup$ – Hexaholic Nov 12 '15 at 20:47
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I could think of:

"Sick leaves are not paid"

the explanation is:

"If sick, No Bills"

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It could be:

Post - The image shows a sick spot and "post" is an anagram of "spot"
No
Bills - the pictures are of people called Bill.

It would have been seen:

On the walls of many buildings or on hoardings where the owners don't want flyposters to stick up advertising material.

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