Meaning: If you order people around, you tell them what to do in a bossy way.Synonym: order about (British), boss around (informal), boss about (informal)
- order sb around The workers hate the way their supervisor orders them around. They say she's rude and bossy.
- be ordered around Army recruits soon get used to being ordered around.
order around: workers, staff, employees, recruits, troops, students
The office workers were being ordered around by their