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marching orders

noun as in request to leave

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Snowden gives the hacker community its marching orders: Fight surveillance by making privacy tools for everyone.

Thus the new marching orders: get madder about the same old things - but in an even more deranged fashion.

Current and former ISI officers give the Taliban their marching orders and help assist with critical fundraising in Pakistan.

But it appears more likely that Reid and Pelosi were getting their marching orders and being read the terms of surrender.

In similar fashion, Stern says the troops regularly received marching orders.

What things have I heard, what awful sights have I seen since I received my marching orders!

He would receive his marching orders within ten minutes of the discovery of what he had done.

If Falconnet has got his marching orders you may be sure he's tried by hook or crook to play 'safe bind, safe find,' with Madge.

It was evident that the sudden marching orders had taken them all by surprise, and unsettled most of their brains.

"There are your marching orders, gentlemen, and a captain ready provided for you," said the honorary secretary sarcastically.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to marching orders, such as: boot, bounce, chuck, drumming out, elbow, and gate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.