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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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keep the lid on (something)

To quash or suppress something; to control something so as to keep it from flourishing, increasing, or succeeding. More...

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keep the lid on (something) — To quash or suppress something; to control something so as to keep it from flourishing, increasing, or succeeding.
KSPavan
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keep the lid on (something) — To quash or suppress something; to control something so as to keep it from flourishing, increasing, or succeeding.
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Well, sure, it means that. But I've most often heard it used when suggesting that information not be shared.
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dave argo
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Daemon wrote:
keep the lid on (something)

To quash or suppress something; to control something so as to keep it from flourishing, increasing, or succeeding. More...



Keeping the lid on it may last
Until blown off with a blast.
TheParser
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In the city of San Francisco in the American state of California, many people use trains to travel from San Francisco to nearby communities.

Throughout the years, there have been violent incidents in which individuals have robbed or hurt passengers.

The train cars (carriages) have video cameras.

Some TV stations want to show the videos of these incidents.

The officials of the train company refuse to let people see the videos.

Why?

The officials are very honest. The officials say that they want to keep the lid on any possible "racial animosity."
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