blow the lid off
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]
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This is a blow against freedom of speech, we were told, by the likes of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
It was like his beautiful courtesy to call me in and introduce me to Blow instead of letting me go away.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
He who has attained it grows giddy, and the fiercest winds are summoned to blow him from his eminence.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Upon his knees then, he lingered, while I rained blow after blow upon his upturned face.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux