put (one) behind bars

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put (one) behind bars

To arrest and imprison one. I heard that they put Mike's uncle behind bars for nearly 15 years. I wonder what he did. I won't feel safe until they put the monster who did this behind bars!
See also: bar, behind, put
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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.