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Idiom of the week – Keep a lid on something

Posted by englishlessons on January 2, 2013

Definition:

control or limit something; suppress something

Examples:

They hope the policies of the Federal Reserve will help to keep a lid on prices.

I don’t think we’ll be able to keep a lid on this scandal. It will soon be public.

Picture it:

Picture putting a lid on a jar full of something, so that it won’t spill out if it is moved.

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