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marching orders

noun plural

Simple Definition of marching orders

  • : orders that tell you what to do

  • —used to say that someone has been ordered to leave a place, job, etc.

Full Definition of marching orders

  1. :  authoritative orders or instructions especially to set out on or as if on a march

1714

First Known Use of marching orders

1714

Rhymes with marching orders


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an official order, decree, or edict

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