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What's the meaning of the bold part

You want me to bust your head open?

I added the scene's picture from the movie (The fighter) to decribe the question better

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  • Literally, "break your head open." Figuratively, "give you a good beating."
    – Mick
    Commented Nov 28, 2016 at 16:51

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bust your head (wide) open

is an idiomatic expression meaning to beat you up and give you a good pounding such that your head breaks open (figuratively).

Breaking a skull is a nontrivial matter.

Quoting a bike-helmet study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, he wrote that 235 kg (520 pounds) or 2,300 newtons of force would be needed to crush a human skull, almost twice as much force as human hands could possibly muster.

Which is fairly significant.

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You want me "to bust your head open"?

The man who is speaking threateningly is a boxer. The phrase means to break your head open by giving hitting or punching it.

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