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    Default blowing the lid off...

    Hi,
    I'm reading a novel and I've come across this sentence "...the last thing he needed was some paranoid sys-sec BLOWING THE LID OFF digital fortress"
    I wonder if that could mean uncovering everything they were trying to hide; is it the same as to say "spill the beans"?
    Thanks,
    Magoo

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    Default Re: blowing the lid off...

    Quote Originally Posted by magoo
    Hi,
    I'm reading a novel and I've come across this sentence "...the last thing he needed was some paranoid sys-sec BLOWING THE LID OFF digital fortress"
    I wonder if that could mean uncovering everything they were trying to hide; is it the same as to say "spill the beans"?
    Thanks,
    Magoo
    Right, that's what it means. To blow the lid off is to suddenly uncover the truth of a matter that's been kept secret by private persons or government agencies.


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