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order about = order around = give orders all the time, tell others what to do all the time

examples:

  • Stop ordering the children around. They know what to do.
  • The general ordered the soldiers around the first couple of weeks at the army from morning until night.
  • He just loves ordering people about. He ‘s so obnoxious!
  • Don ‘t just stand there ordering us about. Come and give us a hand!
  • A good boss doesn ‘t order people around.She or he inspires them and sets the example.
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