People will be dismissed, punished, ruined, etc: If eventually the authorities catch up with you, no heads will roll/ I promise you: if this package is not delivered on time, heads will roll
[1930+; the source is a quotation from Adolf Hitler]
Someone will be severely punished, as in If no one meets the chairman’s plane, heads will roll. This hyperbolic expression alludes to the punishment of being beheaded.
noun 1. the principal table, as at a banquet or conference, often at the head of a row of tables or raised on a dais, where the presiding officer, chief speaker, guests of honor, etc., are seated.
noun 1. a uniform tax or surcharge imposed upon every person or every adult in a specific group, as on those entering or leaving a country or using a particular service or conveyance.
- Head teacher
noun 1. a teacher responsible for running a school
[hed-ee] /ˈhɛd i/ adjective, headier, headiest. 1. intoxicating: a heady wine. 2. affecting the mind or senses greatly: heady perfume. 3. exciting; exhilarating: the heady news of victory. 4. rashly impetuous: heady conduct. 5. violent; destructive: heady winds. 6. clever; shrewd: a heady scheme to win the election. /ˈhɛdɪ/ adjective headier, headiest 1. (of alcoholic […]