Meaning of “rot in jail, prison, etc.” in the English Dictionary

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"rot in jail, prison, etc." in British English

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rot in jail, prison, etc.

to stay in prison for a very long time:

Ruben Carter was left to rot in jail for most of his life.

(Definition of “rot in jail, prison, etc.” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)