Meaning of “behind bars” in the English Dictionary

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"behind bars" in British English

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behind bars

B2 in prison:

He's spent most of his life behind bars.

(Definition of “behind bars” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"behind bars" in American English

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behind bars

in prison:

Until the court hearing, they will remain behind bars.

(Definition of “behind bars” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)