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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.
get your ˈmarching orders (British English, informal) be ordered to leave a place, a job, etc: When he kept arriving late he got his marching orders.These were originally the orders given for soldiers to depart.
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Faisal is known for his wise decision during 14th Asian Cup 2007 when he allowed Qatars Bosnian coach Dzemaludin Musovic to take charge of next match despite getting marching orders
Mark Hughes is 11-2 joint second favourite, bookies clearly believing the bigspending Manchester City boss will be getting marching orders
before he fills out all those standing orders.
Longford's Enda Barden and Westmeath's John Cooney getting marching orders