lock (someone) up and throw away the key

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lock (someone) up and throw away the key

To incarcerate someone in prison forever or indefinitely. That crazy drunk driver nearly hit me! I hope they lock him up and throw away the key!
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Lock him up and throw away the key is what I would do.
The only answer is to lock him up - and throw away the key.
Joan McAllister: "Lock him up and throw away the key in these worrying times there should be no excuses or exceptions
Do your job properly & find these vile scumbags, throw away the key
30pm ITV) OFF screen, Les Dennis' character is being sentenced for burglary, and as it's rumoured he's being lined up as Gail's next love interest he'll probably be hoping they throw away the key.
Deport the terrorists or lock them up and throw away the key.
The pair will be sentenced next month but in an ideal world wouldn't it be great if a judge could threaten to put them behind bars and throw away the key until they coughed up the name of their partner in crime?
In another he wrote: "Let it all out on me u can have my heart put a lock on it throw away the key and my soul is yours to keep.
If there is a next time the court will throw away the key.
Just arrest your suspect, lock him up discretion forthwith and throw away the key, cutting out judges and lawyers and saving enormous expense to the taxpayer.
Outside court Rebecca Lee's mum Bernadette Burnett, 54, said: "They should throw away the key - he's destroyed my life.
positive alternatives, not this lock them up and throw away the key solution.
I say lock him up and throw away the key, along with all the other paedophiles.
In cases such as this they need to put them back in jail and throw away the key.
By the late 1960s, Solzhenitsyn was acclaimed abroad as the greatest Russian author since Tolstoy, and his international reputation made it difficult for the KGB to simply lock him up and throw away the key.