lid (noun) LISTEN
A lid is a removable cover for a container, such as a pot, jar, or box.
- When Michelle removed the lid of the box, she saw a beautiful knit blanket inside.
- Max opened the lid on the pickle jar for his grandmother.
A lid can also be an eyelid (the skin covering the eye).
- Jenny put brown eye shadow on her lids.
A lid can also be a restraint or limit on spending.
- The accounting department put a lid on expenses for the rest of the year.
flip my lid: become crazed or lose control. Example: “If another person spells ‘it’s’ wrong, I’ll flip my lid!”
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In pop culture
Watch this old comedy routine “Where Is the Lid,” with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.
There are other meanings of lid.