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.
See also: bar, behind, put
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Because of its overzealousness to be glorified as heroes by putting us behind bars the Ombudsman haphazardly filed an information in the Sandiganbayan," Estrada said.