blow\ the\ lid\ off


blow\ the\ lid\ off
v. phr. informal
Suddenly to reveal the truth about a matter that has been kept as a secret either by private persons or by some governmental agency.

The clever journalists blew the lid off the Watergate cover-up.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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