lift the lid on

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lift the lid on

chiefly British
:to reveal the truth about (something)
  • The investigation lifted the lid on corruption in the company.

Word by Word Definitions

lift play
  1. : heavens, sky

  1. : to raise from a lower to a higher position : elevate

  2. : to raise in rank or condition

  3. : to raise in rate or amount

  1. : the amount that may be lifted at one time : load

  2. : the action or an instance of lifting

  3. : the action or an instance of rising

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

  2. : eyelid

  3. : the operculum in mosses

  1. : to cover or supply with a lid


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