For a frying pan and a pot etc. I've always used the two verbs:
- take the lid off a pot, frying pan etc.
and for covering them the verb:
- put the lid on something
Recently, I found out that there are some even more important meanings for these two idioms, and just for keeping on the safe side, I opened this thread to make sure if these two are the most common verbs which you use in this case or not?
I have listed the other connotations of the two verbs below:
- To take the lid off something:
To keep something under control and stop it from increasing:
- Example: We’ve got to keep a lid on our credit-card purchases.
- To put the lid on something:
- To keep something under control and stop it from increasing.
Therefore, I needed to make sure which verbs do you normally use for these two meanings?