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order (one) around

To tell one what to do. This phrase is often used to emphasize that someone's behavior is controlling and unwarranted. You can't order me around just because Mom isn't here! My friend at work got promoted, so now he thinks he can order me around.
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order around

v.
To issue commands to someone in a forceful and unpleasant way; boss someone around: The lieutenant ordered the new recruits around. The nanny ordered around the children.
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They turned around the urgent customer order around in Five working days.
It plans to initially order around 30 wide-body aircraft, including Airbus A330s and A350-900s, to replace its older Airbus A330s and Boeing 777s over this decade.
Misek has also claimed that Apple will order around 50 million iPhones in the last quarter of 2013, an order that will comprise 25 million units of the iPhone 5S, 20 million units of the low-cost iPhone and 5 million units of the iPhone 4S.
EasyJet is about to order around 100 re-engined Airbus A320NEO jets EasyJet has entered negotiations with the European plane maker as preferred supplier to buy around 100 of its re-engined A320NEO jets, with as many again in options, dealing a blow to Boeing which had hoped to undo the airline's defection to its European rival over a decade ago, the sources said.
Kiwi captain Ross Taylor confirmed on Tuesday that the Black Caps had shuffled the batting order around to suit Nicol who will open with Martin Guptill.
measures to immediately restore order around the British Embassy building.
The company has reported that the current order also includes an option to order around 10 more of the same aircraft.
Around 300 horsemen will ensure public order around Bishkek (100 horsemen from Alamedin, Sokuluk and Issyk-Ata rayons each).
GUJRAT/ ISLAMABAD, February 02, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The Passport and Immigration office has stopped issuing over 2,50,000 Passports, as dozen of Machine Readable Units went out of order around the country.