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order up (1)

Meaning: to issue an order for something to be done, usually in relation to the government or the military

For example:

  • order sth up After the press released details of torture in military prisons, the President ordered up a full report on the situation.

  • order up sth Let's pray that no leader ever decides it's necessary to order up a nuclear attack.

Quick Quiz:

The general ordered up some additional troops to
  1. give them a rest
  2. attack his forces
  3. boost his forces

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