[ lid ]
/ lɪd /
a removable or hinged cover for closing the opening, usually at the top, of a pot, jar, trunk, etc.; a movable cover.
a restraint, ceiling, or curb, as on prices or news.
Slang. a hat, cap, or other head covering.
- the cover of the capsule; operculum.
- the upper section of a pyxidium.
Slang. one ounce of marijuana.
verb (used with object), lid·ded, lid·ding.
to supply or cover with a lid.
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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
/ (lɪd) /
a cover, usually removable or hinged, for a receptaclea saucepan lid; a desk lid
short for eyelid
botany another name for operculum (def. 2)
slang short for skidlid
US old-fashioned, slang a quantity of marijuana, usually an ounce
dip one's lid Australian informal to raise one's hat as a greeting, etc
flip one's lid slang to become crazy or angry
put the lid on informal
- British to be the final blow to
- to curb, prevent, or discourage
take the lid off informal to make startling or spectacular revelations about
Derived Formslidded, adjective
Word Origin for lid
Old English hlid; related to Old Friesian hlid, Old High German hlit cover
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Idioms and Phrases with blow one's lid
see blow the lid off; flip one's lid; put the lid on.
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