heads will roll
This page is about the idiom heads will roll
You can say "heads will roll" if people are going to lose their jobs after making a mistake.
- How could the air force have bombed a school by mistake? Heads will roll, believe me!
- Have you any idea how much money this mistake will cost the company? You can be sure that heads will roll.
Origin: Probably metaphorical, from the fact that the head of a person who has been executed by guillotine will roll around a little after falling into the basket below the blade.
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Contributor: Matt Errey