order about

phrasal verb

ordered about; ordering about; orders about
chiefly British
: to give orders to (someone) : to tell (someone) what to do
You can't just come in here and start ordering people about.

Examples of order about in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Smith was taken to a hospital on Dwyer’s orders about three hours after being struck and returned to his cell later that day, then was transferred to the Macomb County Jail in the afternoon, Dwyer said. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 12 July 2023 Typically, broadcast networks would order about 20 episodes for shows that would be worked on over 10 months. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2023 Last October, the head of Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, said Russia had ordered about 1,700 Iranian drones of different types. Tim Lister, CNN, 28 Apr. 2023 These can be ordered online, and a good breeding population will mean ordering about 250 larvae. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Apr. 2023

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“Order about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/order%20about. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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