blow his lid
Sorry for the double post. That was a careless slip.
Not long ago I read a few sentences with a new for me idiom, namely:
"My father blew his lid when I had an accident with his car."
"Peters' father blew his lid when he heard about his poor grades."
"Sweet Lou blew his lid yesterday. Even though I lost my bet I was close though. I thought he'd have his first out burst after the 10th game."
"New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan blew his lid at the media on Wednesday, taking exception to a question by one journalist regarding his comments earlier in the week about teammate Plaxico Burnen."
In the first two examples, which were from a grammar-test (about.com) I
grasped the meaning of the expression "blow his lid" as " become very angry".
I know so far, that:
blow a fuse = to explode with anger
blow one's mind = to affect whit intense emotion,such as amazment, excitement, or shock.
blow one's top = to lose one's temper
I know that there are another expression as:
take your lid / flip your lid = to become crazy
blow /take off the lid off something= to cause something bad that was previously kept secret to be known by the public
blow the lid off , also blow wide open = expose, especially a scandal or illegal activity
Would you tel me whether this idiom "blow his lid" is a common occurrence in English language? Does it is a body idiom or "lid" is a cover or a top in this case?
Thank you in advance for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 14-Nov-2007 at 12:17.
Re: blow his lid
Originally Posted by vil
Re: blow his lid
Thank you for your enlightener's activity. Manifestly you are unflagging. I have to try to be not in arrears with my writing. I'm also notable for my perseverance. The next post is already in preparatory for dispatching.
Owing to your close examinations, I have ascertained the fact that I made a few grave faults, which I make over and over as a parrot. I am hopping to reduce them shortly to the acceptable minimum. It goes without saying that this event wouldn't be come true without your active contribution.
Thank you for the illustrative examples and well-founded explanations.
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