lid

[ lid ]
/ lɪd /

noun

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

to supply or cover with a lid.

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 forms

sub·lid, nounun·der·lid, nounun·lid·ded, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flip one's lid

lid

/ (lɪd) /

noun


Derived Forms

lidded, 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 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)

lid

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


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