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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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The Mack Pinnacle 6x2 with liftable pusher axle model really helps those customers in bulk haul applications save on fuel because sensors lift or lower the axle to decrease or increase traction, providing better performance and ride," said Roy Horton, Mack director of product strategy.
announced a partnership with Volvo Trucks North America, centered on a special liftable pusher axle for 6x2 Volvo VNM (page 36 and Mack Pinnacle (page 47) highway tractors, both suited to cement tankers.
All straight sections of the conveyor feature a liftable chain, further contributing to fast and easy cleanup.
The T700 sleeper includes a 42-inch liftable lower bunk, pull-out desk, full-length door-enclosed hanging closet, array of storage choices, rich-looking wood grain accents, wall-to-wall carpet, and plentiful Xenon incandescent lighting bulbs for excellent illumination.
3-axle all-wheel drive (shiftable / va and 1st ha powered, 2nd ha liftable and steerable) - with three-way tipper and truck loading crane on a change system.
The design is ergonomic, robust and reliable, product engineers note: A wide, liftable cover exposes around 30 percent of the upper cone surface, allowing access for cleaning.
consists of three operating divisions engaged in the manufacturing and sales of truck mounted dump bodies, semi dump trailers and liftable truck suspensions.
s) delivery of a truck 26 to 3 axles with steerable and liftable trailing axle with crane according to en 1300.
Options include a variety of configurations, such as 6x6 and 6x4 with liftable axles; customizable wheelbases in one-inch increments; Peterbilt 44,000-lb Air Trac rear suspension; and a wide variety of Hendrickson suspensions.
The Mack 6x2 Liftable Pusher Axle is available on Mack Anthem models, which monitors trailer weight and adjusts the trucks driveline configuration to boost fuel efficiency without impacting performance.
Differential lock with buzzer, 2nd axis drive axis, differential lock With indicator in the driver~s cab, 3rd axle trailing axle liftable, steerable not driven.
Differential lock with buzzer, 2nd axle drive axle, differential lock with indicator in driver's cab, 3rd axle trailing axle liftable, steerable not driven.
Contract notice: delivery truck 26 to 3 axles with steerable and liftable trailing axle with crane according to en 13001 behind the cab and steteinskipper.