clap in some place
clap (one) in(to) (something or some place)
1. To force one into a particular place, especially jail. You can't just clap him into a jail cell without any explanation!
2. To force one to wear some device for confining the hands or feet, such as handcuffs. All of a sudden, they clapped him in handcuffs and led him to the police car.
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clap someone in(to) some place
to shove or push someone into a place, usually jail. Be good or the sheriff will clap you into jail. The cops clapped Max into a cell.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.