put the lid on


put the lid on
put a stop to; shut someone up

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • put the lid on — (something) British, old fashioned if something that happens puts the lid on a plan, it causes the plan to fail. When James resigned that put the lid on the whole project …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the lid on it — (informal) 1. To end the matter 2. To be a culminating injustice, misfortune, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑lid …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the lid on something — put the lid on (something) British, old fashioned if something that happens puts the lid on a plan, it causes the plan to fail. When James resigned that put the lid on the whole project …   New idioms dictionary

  • put a lid on — put a (or the) lid on informal put a stop to or be the culmination of it s time to put the lid on all the talk * * * put a lid on 1 : to stop (something) from growing or becoming worse These changes are intended to put a lid on rising medical… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put a lid on — (something) to stop something from increasing. The mayor wants to put a lid on spending. Diplomats hope to put a lid on rising tensions between the two countries. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form put a lid on it stop complaining: Put a lid …   New idioms dictionary

  • put a lid on it — verb (forceful) To be quiet; shut up; to stop talking about something or making noise. Oh, put a lid on it already! I heard you the first fourteen times …   Wiktionary

  • put a lid on something — put a lid on (something) to stop something from increasing. The mayor wants to put a lid on spending. Diplomats hope to put a lid on rising tensions between the two countries. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form put a lid on it stop… …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the (tin) lid on something — put the (tin) ˈlid on sth/things idiom (BrE, informal) to be the final act or event that spoils your plans or hopes Main entry: ↑lididiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the (tin) lid on things — put the (tin) ˈlid on sth/things idiom (BrE, informal) to be the final act or event that spoils your plans or hopes Main entry: ↑lididiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put a/the lid on — (informal) STOP, control, end, put an end/stop to, put paid to. → lid …   Useful english dictionary


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