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take (or lift) the lid off (or lift the lid on)

Definition of take or lift the lid off or lift the lid on in English:

informal Reveal unwelcome secrets about: the programme lifts the lid on the true scale of the bungled police investigation
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  • Sometimes the rule that lets us lift the lid on the nation's secrets comes up with humdrum stuff.
  • A lighthearted charity auction will lift the lid on the bathroom secrets of the stars next month to help autistic children - by auctioning autographed toilet seats.
  • The new committee also plans to lift the lid off Athy's secret and promote the waterways at a national level by advertising in national newspaper and magazines.
expose, reveal, bring to light, make known, make public, bring into the open, leak, disclose, divulge, broadcast, publish, release
informal 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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