put the lid on

idiom

Definition of put the lid on

1 : to bring an end to (something) The new official vowed that he would put the lid on violence once and for all.
2 chiefly British : to spoil (plans) The rain has really put the lid on our holiday plans.

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“Put the lid on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20the%20lid%20on. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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