give marching orders

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.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • give somebody their marching orders — give sb their ˈmarching orders idiom (informal) to order sb to leave a place, their job, etc. Main entry: ↑marchidiom …   Useful english 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

  • marching orders — n. notice of dismissal (colloq.) (BE) to give smb. her/his marching orders (AE has walking papers) * * * [ mɑːtʃɪŋˌɔːdəz] [ notice of dismissal ] (colloq.) (BE) to give smb. her/his marching orders (AE has walking papers) …   Combinatory 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 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 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

  • 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

  • Marching band — For the Swedish band, see Marching Band (band). Goin Band from Raiderland, a college marching band in the United States Video of the Tennessee Volunteers Pride of …   Wikipedia

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