marching orders

plural noun

Definition of marching orders

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

First Known Use of marching orders

1714, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of marching orders

US : orders that tell you what to do
British used to say that someone has been ordered to leave a place, job, etc.

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