count heads(redirected from count heads/noses)
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.
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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.
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To make a count of members, attendees, or participants.
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