Definition of put the lid on
- The new official vowed that he would put the lid on violence once and for all.
- The rain has really put the lid on our holiday plans.
: to place in a specified position or relationship : lay
: to move in a specified direction
: to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust
: a throw made with an overhand pushing motion
: an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d
: being in place : fixed, set
: 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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