open (up) a can of whoop ass (on someone)

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open (up) a can of whoop ass (on someone)

To commit, engage in, or threaten physical violence (against someone). Sometimes said in a jocular or pseudo-serious manner. If that punk doesn't shut up soon, I'm gonna have to go over there and open up a can of whoop ass! My old man was the toughest guy in town when he was alive. He could open a can of whoop ass on anyone!
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At 59, Jack looks fit enough to whup anyone in the room.
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These are working-class fundamentalist Christians who can't help viewing Stacy as damned but who'll whup anyone who dares touch a hair on her head.
This is a cut that will whup you right upside the head.
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But when his friends start dying as the baddies' trial approaches, he comes out of hiding to whup some butt.
Obviously he is a good fighter but I'm still going to whup him in that ring on Saturday night.
Calzaghe simply added: "He can say what he wants but I'm still going to whup him in that ring on Saturday night.
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And when she do, all us together gon whup your ass.
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