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a head

Per person, as of the price of something. The dinner is $40 a head—can you two afford that?
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a/one hundred percent

Absolutely or completely; all the way. I'm one hundred percent certain this is the best course of action. I agree with their decision a hundred percent.
See also: hundred, one, percent

as per

In accordance with. Charlie stood me up tonight, as per usual. Please pay your rent on time, as per the terms of the lease.
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as per (something)

In accordance with something. As per the doctor's orders, I'm going to stay home and rest today.
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as per usual

As typically happens; as is usually the case. As per usual, my boyfriend didn't call me like he said he would. I'll be eating lunch outside on the picnic table, as per usual.
See also: per, usual

one per customer

A sales policy allowing only one of a particular product to be sold per customer. A: "I'd like to buy two of those laptops, please." B: "I'm sorry. Because of stock shortages, it is only one per customer for the time being."
See also: customer, one, per

per capita

By, of, or for each person in a given population. The government spends more per capita on healthcare than any other country in the world. Though the nation is tiny, it has the highest per capita income in all of Europe.
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per head

Per person, as of the price of something. The dinner is $40 per head—can you two afford that?
See also: head, per

*(big) head

a hangover. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) Oh, man, that booze gave me a big head! Tom has a head this morning and won't be coming into work.

(a) head

 and per head
[for] a person; [for] an individual. How much do you charge per head for dinner? It costs four dollars a head.

a/per ˈhead

for each person: The meal shouldn’t cost more than $30 a head.
See also: head, per

a/one hundred per ˈcent

completely: I agree with you one hundred per cent.
See also: cent, hundred, one, per

as per something

following something that has been decided: The work was carried out as per instructions.
See also: per, something

as per ˈusual/ˈnormal

(spoken) in the usual or normal manner: ‘What time is the lesson?’ ‘Thursday at 3 o’clock, as per usual.’‘Is he in a bad mood this morning?’ ‘Yes, as per normal.’
See also: normal, per, usual

head

1. n. a headache. Music that loud gives me a head.
2. and a head n. a hangover. (Always with a in this sense.) How do you get rid of a head so you can go to work?
3. n. a toilet; a restroom. (Originally nautical. Usually with the.) Ralph is in the head. He’ll be back in a minute.
4. n. a member of the drug culture; a hippie or a person who drops out of mainstream society because of drug use. (From the 1960s and 1970s.) You still see a few heads around, even today.
5. n. a smart person; an intellectual person. I’m no head, but I am sure you made a mistake in your addition.

a head

verb
See head
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