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English definition of “order sb about/around”

order sb about/around

disapproving
verb uk phrasal verb with order   /ˈɔː.dər/ us    /ˈɔːr.dɚ/
to tell someone what they should do in an unpleasant or forceful way, especially repeatedly: You can't just come in here and start ordering people around.
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