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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.
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lift

1. n. the potency of alcohol in liquor. Now, this imported stuff has enough lift to raise the dead.
2. n. a brief spiritual or ego-lifting occurrence. Your kind words have given me quite a lift.
3. and lift-up n. drug euphoria; a rush. (Drugs.) The lift-up from the shot jarred her bones.
4. tv. to steal something. She had lifted this ring. We found it on her when we arrested her.
5. tv. to take something away. It was his third offense, so they lifted his license.
6. n. a tall heel on shoes that makes someone seem taller. (Usually plural.) I feel better in my lifts.
7. n. a surgical face-lift. He had a lift on his vacation, but his face still looked two sizes too big.
8. n. a device—worn under the hair at the temples—that provides some of the effects of a surgical face-lift. Do you think she’s wearing a lift?
9. n. a ride; transportation. Would you like a lift over to your apartment?
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Since their appointment as an official Snorkel distributor, Uzman Lift have invested heavily in building up machine and spare parts stock, marketing the Snorkel brand, and developing their technical capabilities - by sending a team of technicians to the Snorkel UK facility for training.
The spokeswoman con-firmed that the cost of replacing the lifts was about PS200,000, but said the authority did not accept that the goods lift was smaller than the one it replaced.
Now we make it a point that all the family members do not go together and are always alert should we get a phone call from our loved ones in the lift.
Cribbing can also be eliminated since locomotives can remain on the lifts until repairs are complete.
Caption: The Burke Lift system makes traditional systems obsolete in 4/5- and 8/10-ton applications, Meadow Burke notes, and bests a 6-ton forged anchor by offering an 8-ton capacity for all 4-ton lifts.
In shops where space is at a premium, mobile lifts are particularly advantageous.
Schedule your first lift on the day after the game.
Marine Corps acquisition officials also weighed the option of participating with the Army's Joint Heavy Lift program.
Lift your abdomen in and up as you bend your legs at your ankles, knees, and hips, until your thighs are eventually parallel to the floor.
Guess how many balloons you would need to lift each object.
IN FACT, YOU CAN CAUSE ALL KINDS OF DAMAGE-INCLUDING A CRUSHED FLOOR AND A BENT CAB LIFT CYLINDER-IF YOU DON'T DO IT THE RIGHT WAY .
Staff working across the food industry sector can now reduce the threat of manual handling injuries in the workplace thanks to the launch of Lift Mates[TM].
has developed a complete line of air operated lift tables.
In the championship, to be held in Atlanta, he wants to lift a personal best, challenge homophobia, and get rid of stereo types, like the one about gay men being lousy at sports, especially strength training.
The weight should be such that you can lift it 10 to 12 times in good form, but after that it feels heavy and you can't lift it correctly.