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marching orders

noun [plural] uk   us   informal
UK (US walking papers) 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.
US instructions from someone in authority about what you should do: He was waiting for new marching orders from the White House.
Translations of “marching orders”
in Chinese (Traditional) 解僱通知, 逐客令…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解雇通知, 逐客令…
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