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.
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We will pursue you using all the tactics, resources and powers that we have to put you behind bars for the longest possible time."
We will pursue you using all the tactics, resources and powers we have to put you behind bars for the longest possible time.
The sentences should serve as a stark warning to other criminals - we will do whatever it takes to put you behind bars."
PSNI Chief Inspector Brian Kee yesterday warned that even taking drugs prescribed by your doctor before driving could put you behind bars or kill you.