They realized then that it was only a matter of time before the lid blew off the scandal.
It takes a couple days to get the plant shut down to the point where they can take the lid off and replace the fuel.
“The Obama administration has really put the lid on giving any information on who is being targeted and so on,” he says.
Partially cover the ham with a lid if the liquid is boiling away and the top of the ham is getting dry.
But recently, news broke of a woman who claimed to be blowing the lid off a "dirty little secret" of pageantry.
When he is not having uses of the tools in the tool-box, then the tool-box has its lid down and it is a seat to sit on.
He crumpled the poster and inserted it beneath the lid of his iron stove.
Toddles lifted the lid; and then his eyes shifted slowly and traveled up the car.
So, with one consent, the two children again lifted the lid.
Pour the gravy over the meat, and put on the other sheet of paste as the lid of the pie.
mid-13c., from Old English hlid "lid, cover, opening, gate," from Proto-Germanic *khlithan (cf. Old Norse hlið "gate, gap," Swedish lid "gate," Old French hlid, Middle Dutch lit, Dutch lid, Old High German hlit "lid, cover"), from PIE root *klei- "to lean" (see lean (v.)), with here perhaps the sense of "that which bends over." Meaning "eyelid" is from early 13c. Slang sense of "hat, cap" is attested from 1896. Slang phrase put a lid on "clamp down on, silence, end" is from 1906.