put (one) behind bars

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put (one) behind bars

To arrest and hold one in prison; to sentence one to serve time in prison. I heard that they put Mike's uncle behind bars for robbing a liquor store! The cops put our son behind bars on a charge of drunk driving, so we have to go down to the station to bail him out.
See also: bar, behind, put
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They had put him behind bars, as if he had been a wild beast, a thing without sense or reason, without rights, without affections, without feelings.
Police arrested the accused and put him behind bars. Police also filed a case against him, and departmental action would also be initiated on the directions of DPO.The DPO said that no one would be allowed to bother public at any cost.
Eduardo Acierto will be a big help to put him behind bars, Col.
Meanwhile, police have registered a case against the suspect and put him behind bars.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that conspiracies are being hatched to put him behind bars, which however if materialise would make him even more popular'.
Authorities arrested on Friday an elusive drug trafficker who had slipped through a dozen entrapments laid to put him behind bars.
Referring to his government in KP, he said it was for the first time in history that the PTI government arrested its own minister on charges of corruption and put him behind bars.
SERIAL killer Peter Tobin left other victims, according to one of the senior police officers who put him behind bars.
Shame it's her job to put him behind bars. (1998/15) ....
(2012/15) Heat 10.50pm, Channel 4 A career criminal begins to plan for one final major heist before retirement, but breaks his mentors number one rule while an obsessive LA will do anything in order to put him behind bars. Starring Al Pacino, Val Kilmer and Robert De Niro.
Judge Martin Walsh told James Evans he had an "appalling" list of previous convictions but added: "It appears you are finally beginning to make progress with your alcohol problem." Evans, who was given a sixweek jail term suspended for two years, stole the wine from Shell Service Station in Churchbridge, Oldbury, in breach of a 48-week jail term that had been suspended for 18 months for an attempted street robbery, but the Judge ruled he would not put him behind bars. Instead he extended that suspended sentence by six months and also extended the period of Evans' Supervision from 18 months to two years.
Isn't it time to arrest this maniac and put him behind bars for life rather than letting him give this hate speech.
Judge Isobel Parry, who yesterday put him behind bars, said the knife must have alarmed those inside the pub.
A farmers' dream to elevate his family's poor condition has been thwarted after police authorities put him behind bars for alleged possession of illicit money.