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The lid of something is the removable top that keeps liquids or solids from spilling out of a container. Lids keep food fresh, and they help maintain temperatures.

  • A lid keeps trash contained within a trash can.
  • A lid for food keeps the food warm or the lid keeps food fresh.
  • The lid on a cup of coffee keeps hot coffee from spilling onto your hands.
  • By putting a lid on a pot while cooking, the food heats up faster and doesn’t lose as much heat.
  • Beer steins have lids. They keep flies and other things away from the beer that’s inside the stein.

There are some popular expressions that include the word "lid."

  • A person who flips his lid, gets very mad.
  • To keep a lid on information is to keep it secret.
  • If you take the lid off of an investigation, the information is revealed.

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December 10, 2018



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