Definitions

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  • In jail or prison.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Let me quote another prophet who is now behind bars -- Alexander Berkman, in his "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist", discussing the same subject of plutocratic pretension:

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • Lucky for Gordie, he was safely behind bars in the county jail.

    Ricochet

  • We've put your money-lending friend Tuffnell and his partner through the mill and had the Fraud Squad examine their books until we know as much about their business as they do themselves: we could have them both behind bars in a week but I just can't be bothered.

    The Satan Bug

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