orders are orders Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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orders are orders

said when you have to do something because someone in ​authority has told you to, and usually when you do not really ​approve of it: Nobody ​wants to do it, but ​orders are ​orders, so let's ​start.
(Definition of orders are orders from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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