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get (one's) marching orders

To be dismissed from employment or to be ordered to leave or move on from a place. An allusion to a military command of deployment. After messing up that account, I'm terrified that I'm going to get my marching orders. Bill had been living in his parents' house for nearly a year without working when he finally got his marching orders out of there.
See also: get, marche, order

march to (the beat of) a different drum

To do something, act, or behave in a manner that does not conform to the standard, prevalent, or popular societal norm. My brother's eschewed the idea of a full-time career and has had every oddball job you could think of, but then he's always been happy marching to the beat of a different drum. Look, I respect the fact that you like to march to a different drum, but do you have to make a point of doing everything in a counter-cultural way?
See also: beat, different, drum, march

march to (the beat of) (one's) own drum

To do something, act, or behave in a manner that does not conform to the standard, prevalent, or popular societal norm. My brother's eschewed the idea of a full-time career and has had every oddball job you could think of, but then he's always been happy marching to the beat of his own drum. Look, I respect the fact that you like to march to your own drum, but do you have to make a point of doing everything in a counter-cultural way?
See also: beat, drum, march, own

march to (one's) own beat

To do something, act, or behave in a manner that does not conform to the standard, prevalent, or popular societal norm. My brother's eschewed the idea of a full-time career and has had every oddball job you could think of, but then he's always been happy marching to his own beat. Look, I respect the fact that you like to march to your own beat, but do you have to make a point of doing everything in a counter-cultural way?
See also: beat, march, own

(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

(one's) marching papers

1. A command or direction to advance, progress, or move on. (Usually used with "get" or "give.") (Note: A nonstandard combination of the synonyms "marching orders" and "walking papers.") We were waiting for the project leader to give us our marching papers 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 papers 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 papers any day now. The boss gave Daniel his marching papers for arriving to work drunk.
See also: marche, paper

in marching order

organized and equipped; ready to go. (Originally military.) Is our luggage all packed and in marching order? We're in marching order and eager to go, sir.
See also: marche, order

give somebody their marching orders

to tell someone to leave Debbie's finally given her husband his marching orders after ten years of an unhappy marriage.
See also: give, marche, order

marching orders, get one's

Be ordered to move on or proceed; also, be dismissed from a job. For example, The sales force got their marching orders yesterday, so now they'll be on the road with the new product , or It's too bad about Jack-the boss gave him his marching orders Friday. This expression originally alluded to a military command. [Colloquial; late 1700s]
See also: get, marche
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