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" A prized scalp " ? Cited from New Straits Times: " The FA Cup will provide a welcome distraction to several teams finding life a struggle in the Super League while FAM League sides will also be looking to claim a prized scalp in the opening round today. " What is a " prized scalp " ?
Feb 19, 2012 10:47 AM
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A "prized scalp" means a notable or worthy achievement, victory. American Indians in war removed the scalps of their victims as trophies. The scalp of an enemy leader, for example, would be prized.
February 19, 2012
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