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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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blow the lid off somethingor
take the lid off somethingJOURNALISM
If you blow the lid off or take the lid off something that has been kept secret, especially something shocking, you do something to make it known. `The Knowledge' is a new documentary series blowing the lid off music business scandals. Two or three months into therapy, people often feel worse because the treatment is taking the lid off their problems.
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blow the lid off something
tv. to expose a scandal or corrupt practice; to expose political dishonesty. I’m going to blow the lid off another phony candidate.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
- (you've) got to get up pretty early in the morning to (do something)
- a whack at (something)
- a/the feel of (something)
- (I) wouldn't (do something) if I were you
- a straw will show which way the wind blows
- a crack at (someone or something)
- all right
- (you) wanna make something of it?
- all for the best
- a thing of the past