One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the lid of a saucepan’
cover, top, cap, covering
cork, stopper, bung, plug
‘they're wondering what they've got to do to put a lid on the rumours’
stop, control, finish, end, put an end to, be the end of, put a stop to, put paid to, destroy
‘lifting the lid on what happened between Jett and Moira all those years ago’
expose, reveal, bring to light, make known, make public, bring into the open, leak, disclose, divulge, broadcast, publish, release
take the lid off, blow wide open, let the cat out of the bag, spill the beans, blow the gaff, blab
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