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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They must come forward and help put them behind bars.
Police had launched raids to detain those involved in the murder of the pair and put them behind bars, he concluded.
It is right that police are unstinting in their efforts to catch hardened offenders and put them behind bars.
If you can help put them behind bars, even if you fear a member of your own family is involved, pick up the phone.
If they are guilty, put them behind bars, end of story.
KYHBER AGENCY, August 24, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Political Administration of South Waziristan on Monday arrested two Tribal Journalists and later put them behind bars.
KYHBER AGENCY, August 24, 2009 (Frontier Star): Political Administration of South Waziristan on Monday arrested two Tribal Journalists and later put them behind bars.
While speaking in Germany, on behalf of Unicef - for which he is a longterm ambassador - Moore called for police to enter foreign countries in a bid to catch abusers and put them behind bars.
Watched by Mr McCartney's five sisters, Adams warned the IRA killers he would join police to put them behind bars.
But today Det Ch Insp Mark Matthews, who is in charge of the operation, said: ``We promise that this money will be used to get these people out of our communities and put them behind bars.
Often, ex-cons purposely take risks that put them behind bars where life is simpler.
And police are confident these tips will help put them behind bars.
It's high-noon for junk mailers, and its time to let law enforcement take them from behind their computer screens and put them behind bars," Leonsis said.
Let's hope this time they catch the scum who killed Mrs McConville and put them behind bars for life.
that police provoke young African-American men to put them behind bars.
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