a price on somebody's head

a price on (one's) head

An amount of money being offered as a reward for one's capture, or, in some cases, killing. I'm sorry, but we can't travel with your brother any longer. The sheriff has put a price on his head and it's too dangerous for the rest of us! I'll never be able to live peacefully in this town as long as I have a price on my head.
See also: head, on, price

a ˈprice on somebody’s head

a reward for finding or killing a criminal: In the Wild West there were cowboys who used to hunt down any man with a price on his head.
See also: head, on, price