bust (someone or something) wide open

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bust (someone or something) wide open

1. To deliver a violent physical attack to someone; to beat someone up. Often used in the context of a threat. 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!
2. To expose something scandalous or deceptive or make it subject to closer scrutiny. That company's stock price plummeted after the media busted the CEO's embezzlement scandal wide open. An anonymous tip to the police is what busted the theft ring wide open.
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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.
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bust someone wide open

tv. to beat someone severely. If you ever take a step onto my property, I’ll bust you wide open.
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bust something wide open

verb
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