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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)
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