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order (one) around

To tell one what to do. This phrase is often used to emphasize that someone's behavior is controlling and unwarranted. You can't order me around just because Mom isn't here! My friend at work got promoted, so now he thinks he can order me around.
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order around

v.
To issue commands to someone in a forceful and unpleasant way; boss someone around: The lieutenant ordered the new recruits around. The nanny ordered around the children.
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GUJRAT/ ISLAMABAD, February 02, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The Passport and Immigration office has stopped issuing over 2,50,000 Passports, as dozen of Machine Readable Units went out of order around the country.
The vast majority of their products are created in house enabling the firm to not only better control product quality but also to turn the order around appreciably faster than the competition.
The company claimed it worked with CCD to deliver the solution for NCsoft Europe, with CCD turning the order around in 72 hours, ahead of schedule, without configuration issues.
Also on Monday, Malaysia Airlines said that it was planning to order around 110 new aircraft as it replaces its fleet over the next seven years.
Neighbourhood inspector Paul White of Merseyside police said the force was "well aware" of the situation and had set up a dispersal order around the park.
"We have been seriously concerned about law and order around European games for the last six months," a senior UEFA source said.
She said: "We would prefer a son to inherit the land, someone no one would order around through life." The couple first married 30 years ago but got divorced.
"This growth pace caused us to gear production to real-time order fulfillment, that is, to turn an order around in a day or two and a full container load in a week, while still maintaining high quality.