Meaning of “order sb around” in the English Dictionary

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"order sb around" in British English

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order sb around

disapproving UK also order sb about
phrasal verb with order uk /ˈɔː.dər/ us /ˈɔːr.dɚ/ verb

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.

(Definition of “order sb around” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"order sb around" in Business English

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order sb around

phrasal verb with order uk /ˈɔːdər/ us verb

WORKPLACE to tell someone what to do in an annoying or unpleasant way:

Junior employees react badly if they're always being ordered around.

(Definition of “order sb around” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)