place an/the/(one's) order

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place an/the/(one's) order

To register an order for some product or service that one will receive in the near future. We placed an order nearly an hour ago, but we still haven't gotten anything to eat. I placed the order online, and they said it should arrive in two-three weeks. Please place your order at the window on the left, then go to the window on the right to pay for it.
See also: order, place
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

place an order

to submit an order. My secretary placed an order for a new computer. I placed my order only yesterday.
See also: order, place
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Never, Rebecca, will I place the Order of the Temple at his feet in my person.
The first stage is placing the order where TSC will communicate to the merchants and place the order on its customer's behalf.
"The schools will be able to place the order, check the status of the order, review it, add to it, and then print an invoice," said Marwan Al Sawaleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education.
"Time is getting very short for us to place orders for the equipment that needs to be delivered and if we don't place the order now, and we lose (access) to the winter road, it can set the (project back a whole year)."
Tory MPs are fuming at the idea that the Government looks likely to place the order in Austria.
Only after this process does the software automatically place the order via modem.
Many people have taken forms but have not returned them in order for the committee to place the orders for the work to be done.
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