put (someone) behind bars

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put (someone) behind bars

To arrest someone and hold him or her in prison; to sentence someone to serve time in prison. I heard that they put Mike's uncle behind bars for robbing a liquor store! The cops put our son behind bars on a charge of drunk driving, so we have to go down to the station to bail him out.
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You'd think that after sister Ronnie's ordeal with children that's put her behind bars, Foxy Roxy Mitchell would be a better mum to her daughter Amy.
The wife of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was handed an arrest warrant yesterday after she returned to Thailand to face corruption charges that could put her behind bars for 20 years.
The court which put her behind bars took no account of the massive stress she was under.
IF a drug addict broke into the homes of two elderly women and threatened to stab one and beat up the other while searching for cash, would you: a) Jail her b) Put her behind bars c) Release her back to her home across the road from the two victims?
Not only did the 1926 show put West on the map, it also put her behind bars.
Army reservist Lynndie England, 22, had faced 19 charges of abuse and indecent acts which could have put her behind bars for 38 years.
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