- orders to start out, move on, proceed, etc.: We're just sitting by the phone, awaiting our marching orders.
- notice of dismissal from a position or job; walking papers.
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I learned that he was working and living in the Lower East Side, delivering orders for an Italian restaurant and raising two kids.
This courageous act earned him a late-night knock on the door with orders for Serna to vamos from Cuba.
We were junketing all day and heard people marching outside.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History|Marlow Stern|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were families, church groups, and college kids, all marching in clusters.
One African American woman brandished a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution while marching.
In nine days he returned, bringing us the thanks of congress, and fresh orders.
There he gave orders for the car to be put into running condition for the following morning, and returned to the hotel.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
But it was not only as an organiser and transmitter of orders that Berthier proved his usefulness to his chief.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
In case that they would not abandon the religion which they preached, the officials of Masamune commenced to execute their orders.
A royal decree (December 31, 1622) orders the Dominicans in the Philippines not to meddle in affairs of government.