lock (someone) up and throw away the key

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lock (someone) up and throw away the key

To incarcerate someone in prison forever or indefinitely. That crazy drunk driver nearly hit me! I hope they lock him up and throw away the key!
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Do your job properly & find these vile scumbags, throw away the key
As a family we would want to throw away the key, but that is not the case.
Andy McCallum added: "Nailed -now throw away the key.
30pm ITV) OFF screen, Les Dennis' character is being sentenced for burglary, and as it's rumoured he's being lined up as Gail's next love interest he'll probably be hoping they throw away the key.
Deport the terrorists or lock them up and throw away the key.
The pair will be sentenced next month but in an ideal world wouldn't it be great if a judge could threaten to put them behind bars and throw away the key until they coughed up the name of their partner in crime?
In another he wrote: "Let it all out on me u can have my heart put a lock on it throw away the key and my soul is yours to keep.
Lock him up and throw away the key so extremists know that if they want to kill British people we will put them in a small dark room for life, if they're lucky.
If there is a next time the court will throw away the key.
Just arrest your suspect, lock him up discretion forthwith and throw away the key, cutting out judges and lawyers and saving enormous expense to the taxpayer.
Outside court Rebecca Lee's mum Bernadette Burnett, 54, said: "They should throw away the key - he's destroyed my life.
positive alternatives, not this lock them up and throw away the key solution.
For all that, even a wooly minded libertarian would be minded to throw away the key and consign Steel to a lifetime behind bars.
Surely this is political correctness gone not just mad but put me in a padded cell and throw away the key crazy.
In cases such as this they need to put them back in jail and throw away the key.