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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The current trend aimed at "lock them up and throw away the key" is completely devoid of common sense.
If that is true, one can only hope that the police find the culprits, lock them up and throw away the keys.
Lock them up and throw away the keys as they have forfeited the right to live in civilised society.