order off the field

order (one) off the field

To command or instruct a player to leave the playing field. After striking another player in the face, the referee ordered the star quarterback off the field. The coach ordered me off the field to give a younger player some time to play.
See also: field, off, order
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

order someone off the field

[for a game official] to command a player to leave the playing area. The referee will order you off the field. He ordered us off the field.
See also: field, off, order
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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