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English definition of “marching orders”

marching orders

noun [plural]     (US usually walking papers) informal
If you give someone their marching orders , you ask that person to leave a place or a job because they have done something wrong : Three players got their marching orders last week . She was called into the boss's office and given her marching orders .Firing staff and being fired
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