count heads(redirected from counting heads)
To count the number of people in a group to ensure that everyone is present. Everyone, take your seats on the bus so that I can count heads before we leave the museum. Count this old tray in with the other things to be sold at the yard sale.
count headsand count noses
Fig. to count people. I'll tell you how many people are here after I count heads. Let's count noses so we can be sure everyone is back on the bus.