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Meaning of “blow/take the lid off sth” in the English Dictionary

"blow/take the lid off sth" in British English

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blow/take the lid off sth

(also lift the lid on sth) informal to ​cause something ​bad that was ​previouslykeptsecret to be ​known by the ​public: In 1989 they ​started an ​investigation that was to ​blow the lid off ​corruption in the ​policeforce.
(Definition of blow/take the lid off sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “blow/take the lid off sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 揭露…的真相…
in Chinese (Traditional) 揭露…的真相…
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