Meaning of “put the lid on sth” in the English Dictionary

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"put the lid on sth" in British English

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put the lid on sth

UK old-fashioned

If something that happens puts the lid on a plan, it causes the plan to fail:

Well, James' resignation just about puts the lid on it/the project.

(Definition of “put the lid on sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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