Lidding



[lid] /lɪd/

noun
1.
a removable or hinged cover for closing the opening, usually at the top, of a pot, jar, trunk, etc.; a movable cover.
2.
an eyelid.
3.
a restraint, ceiling, or curb, as on prices or news.
4.
Slang. a hat, cap, or other head covering.
5.

6.
Slang. one ounce of marijuana.
verb (used with object), lidded, lidding.
7.
to supply or cover with a lid.
Idioms
8.
blow / flip one’s lid, Slang. to lose control, especially to rage hysterically:
He nearly flipped his lid over the way they damaged his car.
Also, flip one’s wig.
9.
blow the lid off, Informal. to expose to public view, especially to reveal something scandalous, illegal, etc.
/lɪd/
noun
1.
a cover, usually removable or hinged, for a receptacle: a saucepan lid, a desk lid
2.
short for eyelid
3.
(botany) another name for operculum (sense 2)
4.
(slang) short for skidlid
5.
(US, old-fashioned, slang) a quantity of marijuana, usually an ounce
6.
(Austral, informal) dip one’s lid, to raise one’s hat as a greeting, etc
7.
(slang) flip one’s lid, to become crazy or angry
8.
(informal) put the lid on

9.
(informal) take the lid off, to make startling or spectacular revelations about
n.

mid-13c., from Old English hlid “lid, cover, opening, gate,” from Proto-Germanic *khlithan (cf. Old Norse hlið “gate, gap,” Swedish lid “gate,” Old French hlid, Middle Dutch lit, Dutch lid, Old High German hlit “lid, cover”), from PIE root *klei- “to lean” (see lean (v.)), with here perhaps the sense of “that which bends over.” Meaning “eyelid” is from early 13c. Slang sense of “hat, cap” is attested from 1896. Slang phrase put a lid on “clamp down on, silence, end” is from 1906.

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blow the lid off, flip one’s lid, put a lid on someone or something, skid lid
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