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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, ​especiallyrepeatedly: You can't just come in here and ​startorderingpeople 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   us   /ˈɔːdər/ verb
WORKPLACE to tell someone what to do in an annoying or unpleasant way: Junior ​employeesreact 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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