a removable or hinged cover for closing the opening, usually at the top, of a pot, jar, trunk, etc.; a movable cover.
a restraint, ceiling, or curb, as on prices or news.
Slang. a hat, cap, or other head covering.
the cover of the capsule; operculum.
the upper section of a pyxidium.
Slang. one ounce of marijuana.
to supply or cover with a lid.
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.
blow the lid off, Informal. to expose to public view, especially to reveal something scandalous, illegal, etc.
a cover, usually removable or hinged, for a receptacle: a saucepan lid, a desk lid
short for eyelid
(botany) another name for operculum (sense 2)
(slang) short for skidlid
(US, old-fashioned, slang) a quantity of marijuana, usually an ounce
(Austral, informal) dip one’s lid, to raise one’s hat as a greeting, etc
(slang) flip one’s lid, to become crazy or angry
(informal) put the lid on
(Brit) to be the final blow to
to curb, prevent, or discourage
(informal) take the lid off, to make startling or spectacular revelations about
To go insane; become violently mad
To become wildly excited or enthusiastic: Here’s an idea’ll make you blow your cork
To become violently excited by narcotics; flip, freak out
To become violently and suddenly angry; have a tantrum: a ”quiet, mild-mannered man” who ”blew his lid”
A hat (1896+)
One ounce of marijuana: a shutdown on grass, lids were going for thirty dollars/ lifted out the back seat and found a lid of marijuana (1960s+ Narcotics)
poor operator (shortwave transmission)
blow the lid off
flip one’s lid
put the lid on
(in a human or other conscious being) the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.: the processes of the human mind. Psychology. the totality of conscious and unconscious mental processes and activities. intellect or understanding, as distinguished from the faculties of feeling and willing; intelligence. a particular instance of […]
(of the wind or air) to be in motion. to move along, carried by or as by the wind: Dust seemed to blow through every crack in the house. to produce or emit a current of air, as with the mouth or a bellows: Blow on your hands to warm them. (of a horn, trumpet, […]
one of the bony, permanent, hollow paired growths, often curved and pointed, that project from the upper part of the head of certain ungulate mammals, as cattle, sheep, goats, or antelopes. a similar growth, sometimes of hair, as the median horn or horns on the snout of the rhinoceros, or the tusk of the narwhal. […]
the highest or loftiest point or part of anything; apex; summit. Synonyms: zenith, acme, peak, pinnacle, vertex. Antonyms: bottom, base, foot, lowest point. the uppermost or upper part, surface, etc., of anything. the higher end of anything on a slope. British. a part considered as higher: the top of the street. high gear of an […]