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take the lid off something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake the lid off somethingtake the lid off something (also lift the lid on something)SHOW/LET somebody SEE something to let people know the true facts about a bad or shocking situation a documentary that takes the lid off the world of organized crime lid
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take the lid off somethingTilda, unabashed, was out in the pantry, helping the ward orderlies take the lids off the supper trays.Significantly others have reacted with ambivalence: That exercise on support really took the lid off things in our school.
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