keep a lid on
Definition of keep a lid on
1 : to keep (something secret) from being known She tried to keep a lid on the news.
2 : to control (something) : to keep (something) from becoming worse The government has been unable to keep a lid on inflation.
Word by Word Definitions
: to take notice of by appropriate conduct : fulfill: such as
: to be faithful to
: to act fittingly in relation to
: custody, charge
: one that keeps or protects: such as
: a movable cover for the opening of a hollow container (such as a vessel or box)
: the operculum in mosses
: to cover or supply with a lid
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