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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Luke Treadaway plays a recently released convict who persuades his friends to help him rob the local drug kingpin responsible for putting him behind bars.
Noriega's French lawyers said they will appeal the decision putting him behind bars and say his detention and transfer are unlawful.
But he ruled he was prepared to give the 24 year-old a chance because on this occasion it was not worth putting him behind bars for the theft of an electric razor valued at pounds 180.
A pal of the Paisley raised star said: "Gerry joked he never dreamt being an actor would end up putting him behind bars.
10pm Dishevelled duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy plan a cross-country journey to get away from an escaped convict who wants revenge on them for putting him behind bars.
A jailed paedophile who tried to hire a contract killer to murder the little girl he blamed for putting him behind bars was yesterday given a life sentence.
Pursued by ruthless killers, his survival and the key to his freedom depend on him surviving long enough to take down the one person responsible for putting him behind bars.
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