be put behind bars

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be put behind bars

To be arrested and held in prison; to be sentenced to serve time in prison. I hear Mike's uncle has been put behind bars again. I wonder what he did this time! Sir, I'm afraid your son has been put behind bars on a charge of drunk driving.
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Shane Youll, 32, has been put behind bars for 10 weeks and made to pay more than PS2,000 after stealing the single-decker bus in January.
"I am glad that this reckless thief has been put behind bars so he can reflect on his behaviour that night.
A MAN who gambled away the pounds 25,000 he obtained by fraud has been put behind bars for six months.
A MAN has been put behind bars for eight years for a string of sex attacks on a young girl.