Значение идиомы take the lid off

[take the lid off] {v. phr.} 1. To let out in the open; divulge.

It’s about time to take the lid off the question of how manyprisoners of war are still in enemy hands.

2. To start to face anissue.

“The best way to deal with your divorce,” the doctor said toFran, “is to take the lid off of it.”

Compare: BLOW THE LID OFF, LETTHE CAT OUT OF THE BAG.


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