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!
See also: ass, can, of, open, whoop
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Waking up the next morning, Mike Onds Sheryl (who went skinny dipping early) missing and, again bumping into the redneck trio, assumes they're responsible and dishes out some angry whupass.
And when Democrats need someone who's not afraid to open up a can of whupass on the radical right, they need look no further than Zell Miller.