lift the lid on something

lift the lid on something
lift the lid on something take the lid off something phrase
to tell someone about something bad or something that was a secret
Thesaurus: to tell or reveal a secret or secretssynonym
Main entry: lid

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lift the ˈlid on sth | take/blow the ˈlid off sth idiom
to tell people unpleasant or shocking facts about sth

Her article lifts the lid on child prostitution.

Main entry:lididiom

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  • lift the lid on something — or take the lid off something to tell someone about something bad or something that was a secret …   English dictionary

  • take the lid off something — lift the lid on something or take the lid off something to tell someone about something bad or something that was a secret …   English dictionary

  • take the lid off something — lift the ˈlid on sth | take/blow the ˈlid off sth idiom to tell people unpleasant or shocking facts about sth • Her article lifts the lid on child prostitution. Main entry: ↑lididiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow the lid off something — informal phrase to let people know something that has been kept a secret Her testimony may blow the lid off the CIA’s activities in Latin America. Thesaurus: to tell or reveal a secret or secretssynonym Main entry: blow * * * lift the ˈlid o …   Useful english dictionary

  • lid — [ lıd ] noun count ** 1. ) a cover for a container: a lid for the casserole dish close/lift/open the lid: She closed the lid of the suitcase. 2. ) the piece of skin that covers your eye when it is closed: EYELID keep/put a lid on something to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blow the lid off — To uncover, reveal (a scandal, etc) ● lid * * * I see lid II blow (or take) the lid off informal reveal unwelcome secrets about prosecutors have taken the lid off a multimillion dollar payoff scandal …   Useful english dictionary

  • lid */*/ — UK [lɪd] / US noun [countable] Word forms lid : singular lid plural lids 1) a cover for a container a saucepan lid close/lift/open the lid: She closed the lid of the suitcase. 2) the piece of skin that covers your eye when it is closed • keep/put …   English dictionary

  • lid — [lıd] n ↑lid ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(cover)¦ 2¦(eye)¦ 3 keep a/the lid on something 4 put a/the lid on something 5 take the lid off something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: hlid] 1.) ¦(COVER)¦ a cover for the open part of a pot, box, or other container …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lift — lift1 [ lıft ] verb *** ▸ 1 move to higher position ▸ 2 improve situation ▸ 3 officially end rule/law ▸ 4 steal ▸ 5 when weather improves ▸ 6 start feeling happier ▸ 7 make amount increase ▸ 8 dig plants from ground ▸ 9 talk more loudly ▸ 10… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lift — I UK [lɪft] / US verb Word forms lift : present tense I/you/we/they lift he/she/it lifts present participle lifting past tense lifted past participle lifted *** 1) lift or lift up [transitive] to move something to a higher position Lift the lid… …   English dictionary

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