blow the lid off

Definition of blow the lid off

chiefly US

  1. :  to reveal the truth about (something) <The investigation blew the lid off corruption in city hall.>

Word by Word Definitions

blowplay
  1. :  to be in motion

    :  to move with speed or force

    :  to move or run quickly

  1. :  an instance of air moving with speed or force :  a blowing of wind especially when strong or violent

    :  brag, boasting

    :  an act or instance of blowing (see 1blow)

  1. :  flower, bloom

  1. :  blossoms

    :  bloom

  1. :  a forcible stroke delivered with a part of the body (as the fist) or with an instrument

    :  a hostile act or state :  combat

    :  a forcible or sudden act or effort :  assault

  1. :  a movable cover for the opening of a hollow container (such as a vessel or box)

    :  eyelid

    :  the operculum in mosses

  1. :  to cover or supply with a lid

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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