give someone their marching orders

give someone their marching orders
give (someone their) marching orders to tell someone to leave.

Debbie's finally given her husband his marching orders after ten years of an unhappy marriage.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • give someone their cards — (Brit. informal) DISMISS, get rid of, lay off, make redundant, let someone go, discharge; informal sack, fire, kick/boot out, give someone their marching orders, give someone the (old) heave ho, give someone the elbow/push. → card …   Useful english dictionary

  • give marching orders — give (someone their) marching orders to tell someone to leave. Debbie s finally given her husband his marching orders after ten years of an unhappy marriage …   New idioms dictionary

  • marching orders — UK US noun [plural] (US INFORMAL walking papers) ► HR, WORKPLACE if you give someone their marching orders, you ask them to leave a job, usually because they have done something wrong: »She was called into the manager s office and given her… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

  • marching orders — march|ing or|ders [ martʃıŋ ,ɔrdərz ] 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 marching orders… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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

  • 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

  • kick someone out — informal most of us were given one week suspensions from school, but Andy and Olivia were actually kicked out Syn: expel, eject, banish, exile, throw out, oust, evict, get rid of, ax; dismiss, discharge; informal chuck (out), send packing, boot… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lay someone off — MAKE REDUNDANT, dismiss, let go, discharge, give notice to; informal sack, fire, give someone their cards, give someone their marching orders, give someone the boot/push, give someone the (old) heave ho. → lay * * * discharge a worker, esp.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • let someone go — MAKE REDUNDANT, dismiss, discharge, lay off, give notice to, axe; informal sack, fire, give someone their cards, give someone their marching orders, send packing, give someone the boot/push, give someone the (old) heave ho. → let …   Useful english dictionary

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