blow wide open
blow something wide openand bust something wide open
Sl. to expose corrupt practices or a secret plan; to put an end to corruption. The press is trying to blow the town wide open, and the feds are trying to hush them up so they can move about in secret. I'm going to bust this racket wide open.
blow something wide open
1. to make it impossible to guess who will win a competition She was the favourite to win, so her withdrawal has blown the election wide open.
2. to make something that someone is trying to achieve fail completely, often by telling people something which should have been a secret He's threatening to blow the whole operation wide open if we don't give him a bigger share of the profits.