blow the lid off

idiom

chiefly US
: to reveal the truth about (something)
The investigation blew the lid off corruption in city hall.

Examples of blow the lid off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With tensions bubbling throughout the Middle East, Blinken emphasized de-escalation, and talked about his plans to have difficult conversations with regional leaders -- some who may have influence over some of the actors that could potentially blow the lid off the conflict. John Parkinson, ABC News, 13 Jan. 2024 The charges in Georgia, however, blow the lid off everything. James Pindell, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Aug. 2023

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“Blow the lid off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blow%20the%20lid%20off. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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