- the cover of the capsule; operculum.
- the upper section of a pyxidium.
verb (used with object), lid·ded, lid·ding.
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OTHER WORDS FROM lidsub·lid, nounun·der·lid, nounun·lid·ded, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for blow the lid off
- British to be the final blow to
- to curb, prevent, or discourage
Derived forms of lidlidded, adjective
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Idioms and Phrases with blow the lid off (1 of 2)
Also, blow wide open. Expose, especially a scandal or illegal activity. For example, The newspaper's investigation blew the lid off the governor's awarding state contracts to his friends. [First half of 1900s]
Idioms and Phrases with blow the lid off (2 of 2)
see blow the lid off; flip one's lid; put the lid on.