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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RED ALERT Marriner gives Shelvey his marching orders
My marching orders really (were) you are there in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), just do your duty and do it right.
On 80 minutes Lairds received another blow when Hollett was given his marching orders, but they managed to hold on for a deserved point.
The need to give the marching orders has arisen because of Greg Chappell's recent appointment as the country's first full-time selector, increasing the panel from four to five.
Carroll got his marching orders for lashing out at Andy Butler in the Lilywhites' 2-1 defeat and Simpson says: "I think Andy reacted to something that their player did to him.
It doesn't appear that they take their marching orders from L.
As for same-sex blessings, as a priest, you take your marching orders from the bishop.
A significant majority of Americans take their marching orders from TV preachers and radio ranters with an unhealthy obsession over homosexuality and women's right to control their own bodies.
SOON it will be time to give March its marching orders.
The ex-Liverpool striker was given his marching orders for two bookable offences but refused to leave the pitch and twice made gestures towards referee Mike Riley.
Borrowing a page from the Republican playbook, he summoned a group of white shoe lobbyists to the Capitol and gave them marching orders to shore up support among wavering Democrats.
Paul Kern, commander of the Materiel Command, announced the new marching orders at the Industry Advisory Council's Executive Leadership Conference 2003 in Hershey, PA.
Dublin initially refused to leave the pitch after getting his marching orders and then shouted ``cheat'' at television cameras before finally heading for the dressing rooms.
At the first sign of a warm, rainy night, they wait by the phones for their marching orders to known crossing sites.
A big no, The conservative movement is still taking its marching orders from the Falwells and the Robertsons.