put (one) behind bars(redirected from put us behind bars)
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.
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