want someone's scalp

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of want someone's scalp

: to want to remove someone from a position
  • His boss wants his scalp.

Word by Word Definitions

want play
  1. : to be needy or destitute

  2. : to have or feel need

  3. : to be necessary or needed

  1. : deficiency, lack

  2. : grave and extreme poverty that deprives one of the necessities of life

  3. : something wanted : need, desire

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

scalp play
  1. : the part of the integument of the human head usually covered with hair in both sexes

  2. : the part of an animal (such as a wolf or fox) corresponding to the human scalp

  3. : a part of the human scalp with attached hair cut or torn from an enemy as a token of victory

  1. : to deprive of the scalp

  2. : to remove an upper part from

  3. : to remove a desired constituent from and discard the rest


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