blow the lid off something

informal
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.


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  • 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

  • blow the lid off something — blow the lid off (something) to make public something that was previously not known or was hidden. He blew the lid off modern photography by publishing gritty, realistic pictures at a time when most photos showed a clean, happy world. Usage notes …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow the lid off something — blow/take the lid off (something) 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow the lid off something — tv. to expose a scandal or corrupt practice; to expose political dishonesty. □ I’m going to blow the lid off another phony candidate. □ The reporter blew the lid off the latest city hall scandal …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • blow the lid off — (something) to make public something that was previously not known or was hidden. He blew the lid off modern photography by publishing gritty, realistic pictures at a time when most photos showed a clean, happy world. Usage notes: sometimes used… …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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

  • blow the lid off — blow/take the lid off (something) 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow the lid off sth — blow the lid on/off sth ► to tell people the real and unpleasant facts about something that were previously not known: »The report blew the lid on the culture of secrecy surrounding the company s new range of fizzy drink products. Main Entry:… …   Financial and business terms

  • take the lid off something — blow/take the lid off (something) 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 …   New idioms 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


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