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count 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.
See also: count, head

count heads

 and 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.
See also: count, head
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As he started to build his career dressing the Philippine elite in the '60s, he presented fashion shows not only here but also abroad, counting heads of state and European royalty among his audience.
Clubs will be counting heads and organising their teams for the coming season.
The reader has to take some of this on trust, as there are very few audience figures in the book: one suspects the team had other things on their mind than counting heads.
Konotey-Ahulu, the Ghanaian medical doctor and pan-Africanist writer puts it, "democracy is counting heads regardless of what the heads contain.
As my colleague Humberto Aristizabal--who leads the recently formed Office of Institutional Equity--says, "It's not just about counting heads, but making those heads count.
In the future rating services will no longer be counting heads, but will track viewers' purchases and go beyond demographics and psychographics, toward what Currie calls laser-graphics.
Every constituency counts, Britain's future to be decided by Machiavellian politics and counting heads with the Cons and Labour either attempting minority government or striking agreements.
If you go by the tradition of counting heads, it means 7bn mouths to feed.
After all, Alexander and the lady from Dubuque both were counting heads of color.
DEAR QUESTIONING: Please don't ignore an invitation to any event where the hostess may be counting heads to ensure sufficient food and drink.
Diversity is not about counting heads - it's about making sure every head counts.
Mohammed swept the youngest of his eight children - two-year-old Alina - into his arms and, after counting heads, everyone fled the surging torrent.
Yuvraj Singh acted like a manager, counting heads, little did he realise their coach was not with them
Angered by assessors strolling through their towns and counting heads, the rebels chased them out; the uprising's leaders were arrested eventually (and pardoned, by President John Adams).
GORDON Strachan was anxiously counting heads today as Boro's injury crisis bit even deeper.