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English definition of “blow/take the lid off sth”

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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.
Translations of “blow/take the lid off sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 揭露…的真相…
in Chinese (Simplified) 揭露…的真相…
(Definition of blow/take the lid off sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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