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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If there is any justice, the judge will simply throw away the key.
I do hope that they find the evil person who has done this to them and I hope that they lock them up and throw away the key!
'Lock him away and just throw away the key,' he said.
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!" Ana Pontes: "Poor staff at the end of the day they are only doing a job, it's not their fault.
Do your job properly & find these vile scumbags, throw away the key !
CORONATION STREET (7.30pm 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. Learn that when a woman is raped it isn't her fault but the man's etc etc etc!!!!!
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."
In order to cut bullying they think they should now stop using the word 'clever' - surely this is political correctness gone not just mad but 'put me in a padded cell and throw away the key' crazy.
"In cases such as this they need to put them back in jail and throw away the key."
off-course and persists in betting exclusively at the track or at SP might just as well get into a cage with Hannibal Lecter, lock the door, and throw away the key!