count heads
or count noses phrasal to count the number present

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • count heads — or[count noses] {v. phr.}, {informal} To count the number of people in a group. * /On the class picnic, we counted heads before we left and when we arrived to be sure that no one got lost./ * /The usher was told to look out into the audience and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • count heads — or[count noses] {v. phr.}, {informal} To count the number of people in a group. * /On the class picnic, we counted heads before we left and when we arrived to be sure that no one got lost./ * /The usher was told to look out into the audience and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • count\ heads — • count heads • count noses v. phr. informal To count the number of people in a group. On the class picnic, we counted heads before we left and when we arrived to be sure that no one got lost. The usher was told to look out into the audience and… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • count heads — phrasal or count noses : to count the number (as of persons) present * * * count heads : to count how many people are present at a place The coach counted heads before the bus left. • • • Main Entry: ↑count count heads see ↑count …   Useful english dictionary

  • count heads — count attendance, count people …   English contemporary dictionary

  • count heads or noses — idi count heads or noses, to count the number of people present …   From formal English to slang

  • count\ noses — • count heads • count noses v. phr. informal To count the number of people in a group. On the class picnic, we counted heads before we left and when we arrived to be sure that no one got lost. The usher was told to look out into the audience and… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • count — I [[t]kaʊnt[/t]] v. t. 1) to check over one by one to determine the total number; add up; enumerate 2) to reckon up; calculate; compute 3) to list or name the numerals up to: Close your eyes and count to ten[/ex] 4) to include in a reckoning;… …   From formal English to slang

  • count noses — phrasal see count heads * * * count people, typically in order to determine the numbers in a vote …   Useful english dictionary

  • count noses — phrasal see count heads …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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