marching orders

plural noun

Definition of marching orders

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

First Known Use of marching orders

1714


MARCHING ORDERS Defined for English Language Learners

marching orders

noun

Definition of marching orders for English Language Learners

  • : orders that tell you what to do

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

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