This page is about the phrasal verb order about
If you order people about, you tell them what to do in a bossy way.
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.
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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