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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"Monahan, still holding a carving knife, was clearly very upset, and asked Miss Bewick, 'Why are you doing this to me?'" Police arrived and Monahan told them, "You may as well lock me up and throw away the key, because I'm not going to let this lie."