Meaning of “marching orders” in the English Dictionary

"marching orders" in British English

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marching ordersnoun [ plural ]

uk us informal

US instructions from someone in authority about what you should do:

He was waiting for new marching orders from the White House.

(Definition of “marching orders” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"marching orders" in Business English

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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)

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