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English definition of “be out for/after sb's scalp”

be out for/after sb's scalp

to want to defeat or punish someone in some way: He's made one mistake too many, and now they're out for his scalp.Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
(Definition of be out for/after sb's scalp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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