heads will roll

idiom

variants or less commonly heads are going to roll
informal
used to say 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.

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Recent Examples on the Web Whether any heads will roll as a result of that investigation remains to be seen. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 15 June 2023

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“Heads will roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heads%20will%20roll. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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