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Orders to move on or depart.
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1. (Military) 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
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1. orders to start out or move on.
2. notice of dismissal, as from a job.
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|Noun||1.||marching orders - (informal) a notice of dismissal or discharge|
|2.||marching orders - an order from a superior officer for troops to depart|
order - (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed; "the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London"
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