heads roll

Definition of heads roll

informal

  1. If you say that heads will roll or (less commonly) heads are going to roll, you mean that people will be severely punished or will lose their jobs because of something that has happened. When the boss finds out about the mistake, heads will roll.

Word by Word Definitions

headplay heads
  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

rollplay
  1. :  a written document that may be rolled up :  scroll

    :  a document containing an official or formal record

    :  a manuscript book

  1. :  to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a surface

    :  to cause to revolve by turning over and over on or as if on an axis

    :  to cause to move in a circular manner

  1. :  a sound produced by rapid strokes on a drum

    :  a sonorous and often rhythmical flow of speech

    :  a heavy reverberatory sound


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