- the cover of the capsule; operculum.
- the upper section of a pyxidium.
verb (used with object), lid·ded, lid·ding.
Origin of lid
Related formssub·lid, nounun·der·lid, nounun·lid·ded, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for flip one's lid
- British to be the final blow to
- to curb, prevent, or discourage
Derived Formslidded, adjective
Word Origin for lid
Idioms and Phrases with flip one's lid (1 of 2)
flip one's lid
Also, flip one's wig; flip out. React very strongly or wildly, as with anger, surprise, or excitement; also, go crazy. For example, I'm going to flip my lid if he doesn't show up, or She really flipped out when she realized that she had won first prize, or I think Rob has flipped his wig. These slangy expressions, with their allusion to losing the top of one's head, date from the 1930s and 1940s.
Idioms and Phrases with flip one's lid (2 of 2)
see blow the lid off; flip one's lid; put the lid on.