a price on someone's head

Definition of a price on someone's head

  1. :  an amount of money that will be given to anyone who kills or captures someone The group's leader has been in hiding since the government put a price on his head.

Word by Word Definitions

priceplay
  1. :  value, worth

    :  the quantity of one thing that is exchanged or demanded in barter or sale for another

    :  the amount of money given or set as consideration for the sale of a specified thing

  1. :  to set a price on

    :  to find out the price of

    :  to drive by raising prices excessively

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

headplay
  1. :  the upper or anterior division of the animal body that contains the brain, the chief sense organs, and the mouth

    :  the seat of the intellect :  mind

    :  a person with respect to mental qualities

  1. :  of, relating to, or intended for the upper or anterior division of the animal body that contains the brain, the chief sense organs, and the mouth :  of, relating to, or intended for the head (see 1head 1)

    :  principal, chief

    :  located at the end that is upper or higher :  situated at the head (see 1head 5a)

  1. :  behead

    :  to put the striking part of a weapon, tool, or implement on :  fit a head (see 1head 9b) to

    :  to form the uppermost extremity or projecting part of :  to form the head or top of


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