order (one) off

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order (one) off

To command or instruct one to get off (of something). He had gotten up onto the table to do a funny dance, but his mother ordered him off. The security guard ordered us off the grass.
See also: off, order

order someone off (of something)

to command someone to get off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The teacher ordered Tom off the steps. He ordered him off.
See also: off, order
References in classic literature ?
When they had nearly reached the lodge, another servant, emerging from the shrubbery, feigned to be very active in ordering them off, but this man put a crown into the widow's hand, and whispering that his lady sent it, thrust them gently from the gate.
A farmer who drove lethal hedge-cutting machinery at ramblers after ordering them off his land has been ordered to attend an anger management course.