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behind bars

In jail or prison. I hear Mike's uncle is 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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*behind bars

in jail. (*Typically: be ~; put someone ~.) Very soon, you will be behind bars for your crimes. Max should be behind bars soon for his conviction on burglary charges.
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behind bars

In prison, as in All murderers should be put behind bars for life. The bars here refer to the iron rods used to confine prisoners. [c. 1900]
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behind bars

in prison.
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behind ˈbars

(informal) in prison: Criminals like him ought to be put behind bars for life.
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behind bars

mod. in jail; in prison. You belong behind bars, you creep!
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behind bars

In prison.
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The report lists Turkey, China and Egypt as countries that lead the park with highest number of its newsmen behind bars.
Simpson, 70, won his freedom from a Nevada parole board in July after nine years behind bars, at a hearing that did not take into account his 1990s trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and a friend, Ron Goldman.
Meanwhile, Miller will continue her(http://www.ibtimes.com/dance-moms-alum-abby-lee-miller-audition-dancers-while-behind-bars-2564684)  business even when she is behind bars .
We brought all of them together but instead of seeing Taliban behind bars we see Dr Asim and the mayor of Karachi behind bars.
"As of now, we have just over 1,600 signatures and we hope people continue to sign it and keep this monster behind bars where he belongs.
Judge Earl sentenced Sewell to 31 months behind bars on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to burgling the domestic dwelling at an earlier hearing.
"Bellerby is a habitual criminal with an atrocious record and having him behind bars will go a long way in helping us continue to reduce burglaries in the Newcastle and Gateshead areas.
"Being granted such incredible access will allow us to provide an even more intimate and authentic portrait of what life is like for these young men behind bars."
Detainees arrested since the third anniversary of the 25 January Revolution and families celebrate the detainees' release after they spent more than 100 days behind bars
Leroy Douglas' family believe his seven years behind bars is an excessive punishment for a crime that originally carried a two-anda-half year tariff.
If there are reasons why Leroy Douglas should remain behind bars long after that initial tariff expired, then the authorities should put their case before a court of law and explain the crime he has committed.
A SEX attacker from Coventry is back behind bars - after boasting to two 12-year-old boys that he was a "wanted man".
Summary: Prisoners are to be banned from watching violent and sexually explicit films as part of a clampdown on perks behind bars.
Summary: Hizb Ut-Tahrir said Friday that the Military Tribunal has sentenced three of its members to three months behind bars for "demeaning the reputation of the Lebanese Army."