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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 6 x 2 with liftable pusher axle monitors trailer weight and adjusts the truck's driveline configuration to boost fuel efficiency without impacting performance.
A 6x2 tractor configuration whose liftable forward axle automatically adjusts to load weight changes and 4x2 operation, Adaptive Loading potentially lowers fuel consumption 3-5 percent and tire wear 20 percent in cement and other bulk haul conditions.
All straight sections of the conveyor feature a liftable chain, further contributing to fast and easy cleanup.
(The GPFS is the liftable portion of the CAFR.) In effect, the combining statements would provide financial statements for each individual component unit.
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.
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.