get your marching orders

get your marching orders
get (your) marching orders give (someone their) marching orders - to tell someone to leave.

He'd only been in the job a month when he got his marching orders.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • get your marching orders — get your ˈmarching orders idiom (BrE, informal) to be ordered to leave a place, a job, etc. Main entry: ↑marchidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • get marching orders — get (your) marching orders give (someone their) marching orders to tell someone to leave. He d only been in the job a month when he got his marching orders …   New idioms dictionary

  • marching orders — UK [ˈmɑː(r)tʃɪŋ ˌɔː(r)də(r)z] / US [ˈmɑrtʃɪŋ ˌɔrdərz] noun [plural] informal an act of telling someone that they must leave a place or that they are no longer wanted, needed, or employed give someone their marching orders: The boss gave him his… …   English dictionary

  • order — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 way in which people/things are arranged ADJECTIVE ▪ correct, proper, right ▪ wrong ▪ logical ▪ The paragraphs are not in a logical order …   Collocations dictionary

  • order — or|der1 W1S1 [ˈo:də US ˈo:rdər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(for a purpose)¦ 2¦(arrangement)¦ 3¦(instruction)¦ 4¦(controlled situation)¦ 5¦(well organized state)¦ 6¦(for food or drink)¦ 7¦(for goods)¦ 8 be out of order 9 be in order …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • order — 1 noun 1 FOR A PURPOSE a) in order to do sth for the purpose of doing something: politicians who make promises simply in order to win more votes | In order to understand how the human body works, you need to have some knowledge of chemistry. b)… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • march — march1 [ma:tʃ US ma:rtʃ] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: marchier to step heavily ] 1.) if soldiers or other people march somewhere, they walk there quickly with firm regular steps march across/along/past etc ▪ On 29 August the royal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • march — 1 verb 1 (I) to walk quickly and with firm, regular steps like a soldier: Wellington s army marched until nightfall. (+ across/along/through): They had to march across the desert. | march 20km/40 miles etc: We marched km across the foothills. 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • walking papers — walking .papers n [plural] give sb their walking papers AmE to tell someone that they must leave a place or a job →be given/get your marching orders at ↑march1 (5) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • walking papers — noun (plural) give sb their walking papers AmE to tell someone that they must leave a place or a job see also: be given/get your marching orders march 1 (5) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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