be put behind bars(redirected from were put behind bars)
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be put behind bars
To be arrested and held in prison; to be sentenced to serve time in prison. I hear Mike's uncle has been put behind bars again. I wonder what he did this time! Sir, I'm afraid your son has been put behind bars on a charge of drunk driving.
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