(one's) marching orders

(redirected from their marching orders)

(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
References in periodicals archive ?
LAIRD 1907 1 ATHERTON LR 1 NINE man Lairds managed to secure a point after keeper Josh Hart and defender Liam Hollett both received their marching orders from referee Sykes.
Chancellor George Osborne's promise of a "March of the Makers" in this year's Budget rings hollow when thousands of train workers are receiving their marching orders.
It doesn't appear that they take their marching orders from L.
A significant majority of Americans take their marching orders from TV preachers and radio ranters with an unhealthy obsession over homosexuality and women's right to control their own bodies.
TWO opposing goalkeepers could be heading for the record books after they were both given their marching orders by a referee.
Five nuisance families were given their marching orders while a further 15 received final warnings about their behaviour.
More than 25 families took part in the Waddle Toddle, with walkers given their marching orders by a giant duck.
Clarke Carlisle and Stephen Kelly were given their marching orders for two yellow card offences in the second half.
At the first sign of a warm, rainy night, they wait by the phones for their marching orders to known crossing sites.
Patrizio Billio and Lee Wilkie got their marching orders during the 3-0 rout but the SFA confirmed that Fabian Caballero received a second booking after the game for allegedly kicking a teapot at a door.
Researchers at Boston University have taken a step toward understanding how proteins issue calcium carbonate crystals their marching orders.
Afraid of being abandoned by the one healing institution in our community, we sit on our hands as our ministers berate us week after week To stop these attacks, we must take back our churches and challenge black ministers who take their marching orders from white bigots.
Bosses gave them their marching orders amid fears they were getting too DULL.
It seems just about everybody who was out of -contract has been given their marching orders.