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I have heard of the term 'behind the bars'. Is there any single worded-term for this?

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Bartender (in multiple locations). If you meant behind bars, it is "jailed" –  mplungjan Feb 17 at 13:37
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This question appears to be off-topic because OP is asking about a phrase in a specific context, but cannot remember the context. (see comments). –  TimLymington Feb 17 at 16:37

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Jailed? Incarcerated? If not those, they're a place to start a thesaurus search.

And I would bet the term you heard is "behind bars" not "behind the bars".

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Unless talking about barmaids (as you do). –  TimLymington Feb 17 at 13:36
    
@TimLymington: As we do indeed. But all the barmaids I've talked about (or to) work behind the bar. I never heard of anyone working behind multiple bars. –  FumbleFingers Feb 17 at 13:50
    
All the girls working behind the bars at Hooters are supposed to be attractive –  mplungjan Feb 17 at 13:53
    
Although this might be apprpriate for a bar with a prison theme. –  James McLeod Feb 17 at 13:53
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@TimLymington, yes, that is why I was not able to find anything related to it. I heard my friend read it in a magazine of his university.. –  Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan Feb 17 at 16:30

"Apprehend" might be the word you looking for.

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