put behind bars

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Verb1.put behind bars - lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
detain, confine - deprive of freedom; take into confinement
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So, he added, the masses had decided that instead of making corruption in the projects, the present rulers must be put behind bars.
Says ex-PM Sharif should have been put behind bars a long time ago
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar assured the public that officials involved in illicit drugs trade would be put behind bars.
The Magistrate also warned them to mend their ways, otherwise, they would be put behind bars, said the spokesman.
In Naga City, 23 alleged gamblers were put behind bars with P6,270 bet money seized.
The fact that he is now behind bars should be a relief to communities and also send a message to other burglars that if they are caught then they face being put behind bars.
A Milan court sentenced him to one year in jail, although he is unlikely to be put behind bars during a possible appeal.
Summary: A 31-year-old GCC citizen who threatened to kill a Ukrainian woman he met online, before robbing her of her mobile phone and money, has been put behind bars for six months.
Abid Mehmood, 30, formerly of Elmhurst Road, Quarrendon, was put behind bars in 2009 after attacking the woman in the back of his taxi on the car park of Nuffield Health Centre in Fairford Leys.
A 29-YEAR-old Midland man has been put behind bars for eight years for a string of serious sex attacks on a schoolgirl.
It is at that time Mayawati asked the people of the state to vote her to power and she would put behind bars Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh (Rashtriya Lok Manch chief) behind the bars.
Despite repeated warnings to keep away from the boy Davidson stayed in touch with him via text and continued to make plans for them to meet up until she was arrested and put behind bars on remand.