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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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The X-rated tackle was the latest flashpoint in a long- running feud between the two teams which have stretched back to the opening League game of the season when Frank Lampard got his marching orders