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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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References in classic literature ?
Monsieur Surville lifted his hands in polite remonstrance.
She lifted the cloak from the chair on which she had placed it, and took from the pocket the leather letter-case which Grace had shown to her.
"For a moment I stood thinking, then I lifted up my voice and howled like a wolf, and lo!
Again there was a period of silence a silence so long and gloomy that when Mombi finally lifted the kettle from the fire it was close to midnight.
Pale and resolute, she lifted her noble head--called back the courage which had faltered for a moment--and took his arm.
The recommended weight limits for an occasional lift from floor level to a height of 91 cm are 39.5 kg for men and 20 kg for women (Military Standard 1472D, 1989).
Photo filters aside, medical advancements have made it possible to turn back time through thread lifts that give long-lasting results without the surgery and the side effects that come with surgical facelifts.
According to the details, owing to the alleged negligence of the lift operator six years old girl fell off the lift when the operator Hameed son of Saeed resident of Ghari started them lifting off when the two minors had not properly settled.
The scissor lift safety infographic displays the importance of fall protection, guardrail systems, positioning and stabilization, controls and components, and brakes when operating a scissor lift.
The deal includes 21 electric scissor lifts, seven compact rough terrain scissor lifts, three electric boom lifts, two TM12 telescopic mast lifts, a T46JRT telescopic boom lift - with a working height of 16m - and a S3010P push around mini scissor lift.
He said a team of Australian professionals will reach Pakistan within a few days for the upgradation of Chair lift. Therefore lift is being shut down for two months from Nov 20.
"The goods lift has a maximum possible floor area within the existing lift shaft and will now also provide access to the Ferrier Hall.
"Last month, the third one also stopped working so we had only one lift for 200 apartments.
After more than three years of development and testing, the Burke Lift system is changing face and edge lifting practice, Burke Engineering officials note.