Friday, 9 October 2015

Tin lid

Definition of put the lid or the tin lid on it in English:

British informal
The culmination of a series of acts or events that makes a situation unbearable:
She has had a tough week at work and coming home to another job application rejection email just put the tin lid on it.


  1. Oh no :( Have a good weekend in spite of though Ali xx

  2. May I suggest you get someone to take a look at your c.v. for you. Just in case you are missing something. Hopefully something will come along soon. x

  3. Crushing, I know - but at least they are bothering to let you know that you have been unsuccessful! My husband used to hear absolutely NADA, ZILCH, NOTHING! So rude. Keep on trying and something will turn up.

  4. My mother used to say that the darkest hour is just before the dawn! Here's hoping you hear good news soon!

  5. What a bummer. Hopefully things will change soon. Sending virtual hugs!