put (someone) behind bars

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put (someone) behind bars

To arrest someone and hold him or her in prison; to sentence someone 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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The accusation of terrorism is a fabricated charge which was used to put us behind bars for 10 years," he said.
So we went to the police and pleaded with them to put us behind bars.
Let them put us behind bars, already many of our leaders have been arrested, but by all these undemocratic moves, the government cannot throttle our movement.