Marching-orders



plural noun
1.
Military. orders to begin a march or other troop movement.
2.
Informal.

plural noun
1.
military orders, esp to infantry, giving instructions about a march, its destination, etc
2.
(informal) notice of dismissal, esp from employment
3.
(informal) the instruction to proceed with a task

noun phrase

A directive to get going or carry out instructions: marching orders for the husbands (1937+)

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