"Keep the lid on" nghĩa là gì?

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'keep the lid on something' nghĩa là đạy nắp/vung lên -> dập tắt, đàn áp, ngăn cản phát triển, thành công, lan rộng; giữ bí mật.

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Hoping to keep the lid on the coronavirus outbreak (bùng phát), the city of Chicago will require visitors from states with a surge of cases to quarantine for 14 days.

Do I think Democratic governors like our own Mister Handsome would rather take actions that would keep the lid on the economy rather than take the chance that Trump would be reelected (tái bầu cử)? Hmmmmm. Let me think. I’ll get back to you next week.

"We really needed to keep the lid on the power which was a weird feeling because earlier on we knew that we could've ridden faster but we needed to be able to save the energy for later in the climb."

It’s about listening to the advice of people way smarter than we are and making a concerted, considerate, united effort to keep the lid on the virus. Which we simply and emphatically have not been doing.

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