blow the lid off something

blow the lid off (something)

To expose something to the public, often something scandalous or deceptive. That company's stock price plummeted after the media blew the lid off the CEO's embezzlement scandal.
See also: blow, lid, off

blow the lid off something

or

take the lid off something

JOURNALISM
If you blow the lid off or take the lid off something that has been kept secret, especially something shocking, you do something to make it known. `The Knowledge' is a new documentary series blowing the lid off music business scandals. Two or three months into therapy, people often feel worse because the treatment is taking the lid off their problems.
See also: blow, lid, off, something

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.
See also: blow, lid, off, something