order out(redirected from ordering out)
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order (one) out (of some place)
To command or instruct one to leave or exit (some place). The professor ordered the student out for making such lewd comments. Mom ordered us out of the house because we were making too much noise.
To order food over the telephone or online and have it delivered to one's location. I really don't feel like cooking tonight. Let's just order out for Indian food instead. You'd save a lot of money if you brought a lunch with you to work instead of ordering out each day.
To request that some food be delivered from a restaurant to another place, such as one's home or office: We wanted to stay home, so we ordered out for pizza. Let's order out some Thai food tonight. We didn't cook this food; we ordered it out. I have to stay late at work tonight, so I'm going to order out.