bust one

bust (one)

To arrest one for an illegal act. The police busted us for underage drinking.
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bust (someone) one

slang To punch someone. That bully will never bother you again if you just bust him one in the face!
See also: bust, one
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bust someone one

Sl. to punch someone; to give someone a punch, probably in the face. (Bust is a nonstandard form of burst meaning 'hit' here.) You better shut up, or I'll bust you one! You want me to bust you one? I will if you do that again.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I'm always waiting, like, "She's gonna take the hint and bust one out!"
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"There are going to be a lot of runs that are two yards or three yards here and there, but you never know when you're going to bust one for eight or nine, or even break it out (for something) bigger than that."
Although a top City economist is predicting the housing boom must end in bust one day, agents and professional forecasters seem confident that nothing nasty will hit the market in 2007 - and that we can expect further house price rises of around 7%.