lid

[ lid ]
/ lɪd /
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noun

verb (used with object), lid·ded, lid·ding.

to supply or cover with a lid.

Nearby words

  1. lickspittle,
  2. licorice,
  3. licorice stick,
  4. lictor,
  5. lictorian,
  6. lidar,
  7. lidded,
  8. liddel hart,
  9. liddell hart,
  10. liddell hart, sir basil henry

Idioms

    blow/flip one's lid, Slang. to lose control, especially to rage hysterically: He nearly flipped his lid over the way they damaged his car.Also flip one's wig.
    blow the lid off, Informal. to expose to public view, especially to reveal something scandalous, illegal, etc.

Origin of lid

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hlid; cognate with Dutch, German lid, Old Norse hlith gate, gateway

Related formssub·lid, nounun·der·lid, nounun·lid·ded, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for blow one's lid

lid

/ (lɪd) /

noun

Derived Formslidded, adjective

Word Origin for lid

Old English hlid; related to Old Friesian hlid, Old High German hlit cover

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Word Origin and History for blow one's lid

lid

n.

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.

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Idioms and Phrases with blow one's lid

lid

see blow the lid off; flip one's lid; put the lid on.

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