put the lid on


put the lid on
разг.
(put the (tin) lid on)
угробить, доконать; сорвать (планы и т. п.); довершить беду

Higgins: "Oh, after your first visit I remember making some silly joke of the kind." Doolittle: "Ah! You may well call it a silly joke. It put the lid on me right enough." (B. Shaw, ‘Pygmalion’, act V) — Хиггинс: "Кажется, после нашего последнего разговора я действительно отпустил какую-то глупую шутку в этом роде." Дулиттл: "Хороша шутка! Она меня в гроб уложила, эта ваша шутка!"

‘He hasn't come back...’ ‘This rather puts the lid on,’ said Christina Alberta. ‘What are we going to do now?’ (H. G. Wells, ‘Christina Alberta's Father’, book I, ch. VI) — - Он не вернулся... - Это конец, - сказала Кристина Альберта. - Что же нам теперь делать?

Russ: "The failure of this last piece has put the lid on the... Theatre. But the crisis has been approaching for a long time." (A. Bennett, ‘The Love-Mutch’, sc. 2) — Расс: "Провал этой последней пьесы доконал... театр. Но кризис назревал уже давно."

But Algy's put the lid on that plan. (D. Cusack and. F. James, ‘Come in Spinner’, ‘Saturday II’) — Но Элджи сорвал этот план.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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  • put the lid on — (something) British, old fashioned if something that happens puts the lid on a plan, it causes the plan to fail. When James resigned that put the lid on the whole project …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the lid on it — (informal) 1. To end the matter 2. To be a culminating injustice, misfortune, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑lid …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the lid on — put a stop to; shut someone up …   English contemporary dictionary

  • put the lid on something — put the lid on (something) British, old fashioned if something that happens puts the lid on a plan, it causes the plan to fail. When James resigned that put the lid on the whole project …   New idioms dictionary

  • put a lid on — put a (or the) lid on informal put a stop to or be the culmination of it s time to put the lid on all the talk * * * put a lid on 1 : to stop (something) from growing or becoming worse These changes are intended to put a lid on rising medical… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put a lid on — (something) to stop something from increasing. The mayor wants to put a lid on spending. Diplomats hope to put a lid on rising tensions between the two countries. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form put a lid on it stop complaining: Put a lid …   New idioms dictionary

  • put a lid on it — verb (forceful) To be quiet; shut up; to stop talking about something or making noise. Oh, put a lid on it already! I heard you the first fourteen times …   Wiktionary

  • put a lid on something — put a lid on (something) to stop something from increasing. The mayor wants to put a lid on spending. Diplomats hope to put a lid on rising tensions between the two countries. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form put a lid on it stop… …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the (tin) lid on something — put the (tin) ˈlid on sth/things idiom (BrE, informal) to be the final act or event that spoils your plans or hopes Main entry: ↑lididiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the (tin) lid on things — put the (tin) ˈlid on sth/things idiom (BrE, informal) to be the final act or event that spoils your plans or hopes Main entry: ↑lididiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put a/the lid on — (informal) STOP, control, end, put an end/stop to, put paid to. → lid …   Useful english dictionary

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