Meaning of “be out for/after sb's scalp” in the English Dictionary

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"be out for/after sb's scalp" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “be out for/after sb's scalp” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)