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behind bars

verb as in serving jail time

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Prosecutors wanted him to spend at least 10 years behind bars.

He later accepted a plea deal that put him behind bars for 25 years.

I had been arrested by the Mubarak regime and went on to spend four years behind bars.

The framing was that I had the power to stop a criminal by putting him behind bars through direct eyewitness testimony.

Prosecutors have fought the process, insisting that Maharaj is guilty and must remain behind bars.

It made you feel ridiculously self-conscious, standing behind bars like this and shouting into emptiness.

Her view of the burgess English imaged a mighty monster behind bars, to whom we offer anything but our hand.

In all the parlour there was but one object for which he had a seemly respect—the vast painting of a recumbent lion behind bars.

To-morrow morning I shall breakfast at your expense, unless you shall decide that I must breakfast behind bars.

To place him behind bars would mean the end of his immediate activities.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to behind bars, such as: confined, imprisoned, incarcerated, in jail, in prison, and jailed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.