Definition of clap someone in jail or irons in English:

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clap someone in jail (or irons)

Put someone in prison (or in chains).
Example sentences
  • A cynical immigration official claps James in jail upon his arrival.
  • He may as well have clapped me in irons and commenced flogging in front of the herds of law-abiding legal visitors.
  • The dissident has said he aims to run for president against 24-year incumbent, although the president clapped him in jail for a lesser act of defiance only a few years ago.
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