marching orders

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(informal) a notice of dismissal or discharge

an order from a superior officer for troops to depart

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The layabout has been backed off the boards with some firms to get his marching orders ahead of tonight's eviction duel with new outright favourite Alex.
Vale were reduced to ten men 33 minutes into the game when striker Stephen Brooker was given his marching orders for a lunging tackle on Danny Cullip.
The Tottenham goalie got his marching orders at the start of the second half for a challenge on Keiron Dyer, who also later saw red for arguing with the match officials at White Hart Lane.
The Irish Sunday People has learned that the gay priest is set to get his holy marching orders after expanding a new sect into Co Sligo.
The new outside sales team at DTN Energy has hit the ground running with marching orders to strengthen key customer relationships," said Greg Sloma, CEO of DTN Energy.
Stags defender Luke Dimech then received his marching orders for a professional foul on Yeo.
The midfielder had only been on the pitch for 17 minutes when he was given his marching orders for a second yellow card following a melee near the half-way line which involved almost all the players from both sides.
It's particularly appalling that school board members took their marching orders directly from John Perez, head of United Teachers Los Angeles, and other union leaders who passed them notes telling them what to say throughout last week's meeting.
Six minutes after the break Vale were reduced to ten men when Sagi Burton was given his marching orders after a second yellow card.
Patrizio Billio and Lee Wilkie got their marching orders during the 3-0 rout but the SFA confirmed that Fabian Caballero received a second booking after the game for allegedly kicking a teapot at a door.
Matt Elliott, in the side for the injured Colin Hendry, had been given his marching orders on the stroke of half time.
Peters gave marching orders to the group for the conference and many days ahead -- he reminded attendees that their companies should get and be engaged - they should actively "do" something - and do it well.
England's Ashley Chambers got his marching orders in the 88th minute for a rash tackle on Mario Erb.
Rovers equalised in the 67th minute through Agogo, who was then given his marching orders.
He got his marching orders in the 36th minute after arguing with a linesman.