bust wide open

bust (someone or something) wide open

To deliver a violent physical attack. In this usage, a person's name or pronoun is often, but not always, used between "bust" and "up." The captain of the football team swore he would bust me wide open if I ever talked to his girlfriend again. I can't believe that skinny kid busted the school bully wide open!
See also: bust, open, wide

bust someone wide open

Sl. to beat someone severely. (An exaggeration. Bust is a nonstandard form of burst.) If you ever take a step onto my property, I'll bust you wide open. Jim threatened to bust Bill wide open.
See also: bust, open, wide
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That particular Pandora's Box has been bust wide open by video assisted referees, and retrospective action on simulation and other unpunished offences.
I want you to overcome 'em with yeses, undermine 'em with grins, agree ' em to death and destruction, let ' em swolller you till they vomit or bust wide open.
I think that her world is about to be bust wide open.