blow (something) wide open

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blow (something) wide open

1. To expose something scandalous or deceptive. That company's stock price plummeted after the media blew the CEO's embezzlement scandal wide open. An anonymous tip to the police is what blew the theft ring wide open.
2. To make the outcome of a competition hard to predict. Having so many outstanding teams in the playoffs this year has really blown the field wide open.
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blow something wide open

 and 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.
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References in classic literature ?
At last the door, loosed, was blown wide open, flinging Miss Wilson and Agatha back, and admitting a whirlwind that tore round the hall, snatched at the women's draperies, and blew out the lights.
Edmund's section of the draw was blown wide open on day one by defeats for seeds Anderson, Jack Sock, Lucas Pouille and Philipp Kohlschreiber, and it is a golden opportunity for one of the players remaining to reach a grand slam quarter-final.
It's just over a week until the Australian Open begins and the contest has been blown wide open by an array of injuries in both the men and women's draw.
BALKO DES FLOS THE Gold Cup was blown wide open on Thursday when the likes of Sizing John, Yorkhill and Djakadam all disappointed.
This is a tense episode as it's building up to tomorrow, when we've been told this long-running storyline will finally be blown wide open.
If Faugheen fails to regain his previous dizzy heights, the 2m hurdling division in Ireland will be blown wide open.
The promotion picture in the Championship has been blown wide open with Dunfermline leapfrogging St Mirren after a 3-0 defeat of the Buddies and cut to 5-1 from 8s for the title.
THE title race in Thomas Carroll South East Wales Cricket League Division One was blown wide open again last night after leaders Newbridge crashed at home to relegation battling Pontypridd - and allowed Malpas to go top after they beat Sudbrook.
There are four of us within half a minute of each other and it's hard to say whether we will basically be chasing each other's shadows or if it's going to be blown wide open.
Froome expects the general classification to be blown wide open on today's long haul from Nantua to Chambery, adding: "It's going to be a monster stage, especially as there will be some tired legs after the fast pace today.
But then she meets Mel Vaught in sketch class--and her world is blown wide open.
The race for the Cyprus football championship was blown wide open following another slip by leaders APOEL who could only draw with Anorthosis, while AEK defeated Nea Salamina to move to within two points of the defending champions.
Leaders Bates Cottages should have Paul Baston, Martin Elliott and Gav Turnbull all back to put them at optimum strength for a game where victory would provide them with an almost unassailable advantage at the top of the table, while Tillside will be hoping the prolific Toby Culham will hand out another dose of batting mayhem following his 111-ball 176 not out in last week's seasonal debut - if he does then the title race will be blown wide open.
He also said Revilla's closure of all his 81 bank accounts when the scandal was blown wide open indicates illicit activities.
New York: The US Open women's draw was blown wide open by a series of upsets on Friday but it was business as usual on the men's side with Roger Federer leading a parade of seeds into the third round at the year's final grand slam.