thrashing, shellacking, Inf. tanning; whipping, Dial. whuppin', flogging, lashing, strapping, switching, spanking.
2. reversal, upset, setback, disappointment,
lickspittle, n. toady, sycophant, toadeater, tuft-hunter, fawning flatterer, truckler; flatterer, backslap-per, backscratcher, timeserver, Inf apple polisher, SI. brown-nose, SI. brown-noser, SI. brownie, Obs., Rare. blander, Archaic, pickthank; parasite, leech, Inf. sponge or sponger, hanger-on; courtier, attendant, flunky, lackey, yes man; jackal, spaniel, bootlick, bootlicker, footlicker, lickspit; kowtower, Contemptuous. Uncle Tom, SI. oreo, cringer, groveler, sniveler,
lid, n. 1. cover, top, cap; cork, stop, stopper, stopple, plug.
2. ceiling, maximum, max., limit, Inf. tops.
3. blow the lid off Slang, expose, reveal, show up, take the wraps off, bring out, bring out into the open, bring to light, make known; release, break, leak, report, publish, print.
4. flip one's lid Slang,
a. lose control, Inf. fly off the handle, lose one's cool, SI. lose it, SI. flip out, SI. freak out, become hysterical,
b. go insane, go mad, go crazy, Inf. go haywire, go berserk, go out of one's mind or head, go nuts, go off the deep end, go off or over the edge.
lie1, n. 1. falsehood, untruth, prevarication, fib, white lie, little white lie, quibble, Inf taradiddle; equivocation, evasion, fencing, Euph. departure from the truth; falsity, fiction, falsification, invention, concoction, fabrication, half-truth, stretching of the truth; Inf. story, Inf. trumped-up story, Inf. tale, Inf. fairy tale; exaggeration, overstatement, coloring, magnification, enlargement, yarn, Inf. tall tale or story, Inf. cock-and-bull story, Inf. shaggy dog story, Inf. fish story, SI. garbage, SI. moonshine, SI. hogwash, SI. bull, SI. crap, SI. baloney.
2. misrepresentation, perversion, distortion, corruption; inaccuracy, misconstruction, slanting, straining, torturing; canard, rumor, hoax, forgery; monstrous lie, the big lie, mendacity, SI. whopper, SI. barefaced lie, SI. dirty lie, SI. shameless lie; defamation, scandal, traducement, calumny, calumniation.
3. give the lie to contradict, deny, disaffirm, gainsay, impute, controvert, dispute; oppose, counter; dissent, differ, challenge, impugn; rebut, refute; disprove, overthrow, negate, confute, belie.
-v. 4. tell a lie or falsehood, prevaricate, stretch the truth; fib, mince the truth, tell a white lie; equivocate, euphemize, evade, sidestep; fabricate, invent, manufacture, make up, trump up, cook up, Inf. make out of whole cloth; fake, dissemble, feign, pretend, let on, put on.
5. falsify, belie, misrepresent; pervert, twist, distort, strain, warp, slant, color; gild, varnish, gloss, doctor, dress up, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, inflate, blow up, puff up, magnify, enlarge on, Inf. pile or lay it on, Inf. lay it on thick, carry too far; boast, brag, Inf. talk through one's hat.
6. mislead, deceive, lead up the garden path, throw off the scent, put [s.o.] on a false scent, drag or draw a red herring across the trail; misinform, give [s.o.] a bum steer, pull the wool over [s.o.'s] eyes.
7. lie in one's throat lie grossly or maliciously, slander, defame, libel, calumniate, traduce; perjure oneself, swear falsely, bear false witness; lie through one's teeth, lie like a trooper, lie like a rug; speak with forked tongue, Inf. tell the big lie.
lie2, v. 1. recline, be prostrate, be recumbent, be supine; rest, repose, relax; sprawl, loll, laze, lounge, slouch, slump.