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*behind bars

in jail. (*Typically: be ~; put someone ~.) Very soon, you will be behind bars for your crimes. Max should be behind bars soon for his conviction on burglary charges.
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behind bars

in prison It's impossible to imagine what it would be like to spend your whole life behind bars.
Etymology: based on the literal bars used to build a prison
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behind bars

  (informal)
in prison He spent ten years behind bars after being convicted for armed robbery.
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behind bars

In prison, as in All murderers should be put behind bars for life. The bars here refer to the iron rods used to confine prisoners. [c. 1900]
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behind bars

mod. in jail; in prison. You belong behind bars, you creep!
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behind bars

In prison.
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Moore will now serve a total of five months behind bars.
Just over half were back behind bars within six months.
I just want him to be convicted and put behind bars for what he did to me.
Gerber is an inmate in the state prison system, facing up to 111 years behind bars, 55 if he plays his cards right.
Speaking from behind bars, habitual petty criminal Masterson said: "Strong-arm robbery?
Not only behind bars but a quarter of the lifers are there forever.
Carter, 45, was released from Altcourse Prison nearly three months ago after 27 years behind bars.
Being granted such incredible access will allow us to provide an even more intimate and authentic portrait of what life is like for these young men behind bars.
TWO prisoners who filmed a rap video behind bars at HMP Birmingham have been charged by police with making a sound recording in jail.
Reid, 21, from Lenzie, Glasgow, is behind bars in Peru after she and her pal Michaella McCollum Connolly were caught with more than 24lb of cocaine worth an estimated PS1.
THREE former Anglo bankers spent their first night behind bars yesterday after they were all caged.
The government has not announced how many teachers are in jail for their protests, but the Education Ministry has said police repression is not the way to deal with the protests and has requested a general pardon for all teachers behind bars.
But now he is set to wed fellow killer Mikhail Gallatinov in what is believed to be the first same sex marriage behind bars.
NORTH Wales Police said Francesco Prevete was without doubt a dangerous individual who would quite rightly spend 23 years behind bars.
Detainees arrested since the third anniversary of the 25 January Revolution and families celebrate the detainees' release after they spent more than 100 days behind bars