Meaning: If you order people about, you tell them what to do in a bossy way.Synonym: order around, boss around (informal), boss about (informal)
- order sb about The workers hate the way their supervisor orders them about. They say she's rude and bossy.
- be ordered about Army recruits soon get used to being ordered about.
Variety: This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
The office workers were being ordered about by their
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Contributor: Matt Errey