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follow orders

To act in accordance with the instructions that one has been given. Ma'am, I'm not trying to be rude, I'm just following orders from my superior—we need to search this property.
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follow orders

to do as one has been instructed. You have to learn to follow orders if you want to be a Marine. I didn't do anything wrong. I was only following orders.
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The move follows orders from the Consumer Protection Department at the Ministry of Business and Trade.
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The announcement follows orders from Aeromexico earlier this year for six Next-Generation 737s and the recent deliveries of two 777-200ERs.