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


"blow/take the lid off sth" in English

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blow/take the lid off sth

also lift the lid on sth informal

to cause something bad that was previously kept secret to be known by the public:

In 1989 they started an investigation that was to blow the lid off corruption in the police force.

(Definition of “blow/take the lid off sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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