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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 cases included four of dacoity, 239 of robbery, two of car-snatching, 74 of car-lifting, 42 of motorcycle-snatching, 593 of motorcycle-lifting, two of other vehicle snatching, 54 of other vehicle lifting, 376 of burglary.
"The length of time that the magnet is powered up during the lifting cycle is critical," Ptak says.
Another consideration, especially as you approach the last few weeks of the season, is the possibility that the full-game players may need to either cut-out a training day during the week, or at least reduce the total volume in their lifting sessions.
"With an estimated 12.3 million working days lost every year to musculokeletal injuries, many of which are brought about by the strain of repetitive lifting and carrying, employers need to ensure they are doing all they can to reduce lifting associated injuries.
Maintain a wide base of support--your feet should be at least 12 inches apart when lifting or moving a resident or heavy object.
Women's weight lifting will be a medal sport for the first time this year, and, at 5 feet 9 inches, 300 pounds, Haworth will provide a riveting presence in the superheavyweight division with her size, agility, speed, balance, and strength.
When the proper stack height is reached, stacking movement is stopped, stock is cut (if so equipped), and the lifting platform lowers to the floor.
"Disabled people may have a major crisis if a lift fails while they're out in a parking lot at 110 [degrees] F or in a rain storm," says Dennis Mortimore, President of Scooter Lift Manufacturing Co., a leading manufacturer of these lifting devices.
* Requires some care in positioning the vehicle and the lifting arms, to make sure the correct frame points are contacted.
Take quick steps, lifting your knees as high as possible.
based on analysis of almost 7300 disabling injuries, each lifting and handling injury cost an average of $13,980, while the average tab for a repetitive-motion injury was $11,822.
Teamwork can be used to reduce the load on an individual performing a heavy lifting task and is particularly useful when an object is bulky and mechanical aids are not available.
The construction of the pyramids and other monuments in ancient Egypt often required the moving and lifting of massive stone blocks.
Significant advantages including great lifting and loading capabilities and ease of maintenance are anticipated to influence growth of the lift trucks market.
Offered in a range of sizes and capacities, a new selection of hydraulic lifting equipment includes loading dock lifts and scissor lifts that are ruggedly constructed and easy to operate.