(one's) marching orders

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(one's) marching orders

1. A command or direction to advance, progress, or move on. (Usually used with "get" or "give.") We were waiting for the project leader to give us our marching orders before we began development of the next iteration of the software. Bill had been living in his parents' house for nearly a year without working when he finally got his marching orders to move out.
2. A notice of dismissal from one's employment. After messing up that account, I'm terrified that I'm going to get my marching orders any day now. The boss gave Daniel his marching orders for arriving to work drunk.
See also: marche, order
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Summary: Raunchy Rihanna has been given her marching orders after a farmer objected to her stripping down in his field for her latest music video.
But at least she didn't get her marching orders for her slip-up.
The mouthy newcomer was slashed to 1-12 by Bet Direct to be given her marching orders on Friday after the nominations were revealed.
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But instead she apparently took her marching orders from Superintendent Roy Romer who, with help from his pals with an interest in the deal, railroaded this one through the board.
Tiny Gwen Rowlands, known as Aunty Gwen, got her marching orders after officials suddenly realised she was way past the official retiring age of 65.
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