Melinda Liu on why Beijing needs to keep a lid on the demonstrations while also sympathizing with the patriotic zeal.
“The Obama administration has really put the lid on giving any information on who is being targeted and so on,” he says.
However, the woman kept a bin by her bedside, the kind that is like a miniature dustbin, with a lid.
But recently, news broke of a woman who claimed to be blowing the lid off a "dirty little secret" of pageantry.
The Daily Pic: In 1988, Lynne Cohen showed pictures that pried the lid off reality.
When he is not having uses of the tools in the tool-box, then the tool-box has its lid down and it is a seat to sit on.
Taking a key from his belt, he unlocked the chest and raised its lid.
Toddles lifted the lid; and then his eyes shifted slowly and traveled up the car.
She lifted up the lid of her desk, and hid her head, but we all knew she was crying.
Pour the gravy over the meat, and put on the other sheet of paste as the lid of the pie.
mid-13c., from Old English hlid "lid, cover, opening, gate," from Proto-Germanic *khlithan (cf. Old Norse hlið "gate, gap," Swedish lid "gate," Old French hlid, Middle Dutch lit, Dutch lid, Old High German hlit "lid, cover"), from PIE root *klei- "to lean" (see lean (v.)), with here perhaps the sense of "that which bends over." Meaning "eyelid" is from early 13c. Slang sense of "hat, cap" is attested from 1896. Slang phrase put a lid on "clamp down on, silence, end" is from 1906.