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marching ordersnoun [plural]

uk   us   informal
UK (US walking papers) If you give someone ​theirmarchingorders, you ​ask that ​person to ​leave a ​place or a ​job because they have done something ​wrong: Three ​players gottheirmarchingorders last ​week. She was called into the boss's ​office and given her ​marchingorders.
US instructions from someone in ​authority about what you should do: He was ​waiting for new ​marchingorders from the White House.
(Definition of marching orders from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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marching ordersnoun [plural]

uk   us   (US informal walking papers)
HR, WORKPLACE if you give someone their marching ​orders, you ​ask them to ​leave a ​job, usually because they have done something wrong: She was called into the manager's ​office and given her marching ​orders.
(Definition of marching orders from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “marching orders”
in Chinese (Simplified) 解雇通知, 逐客令…
in Chinese (Traditional) 解僱通知, 逐客令…
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