Monday, 19 September 2011

The Phrasal Verb of the Day

order about British English

For example:

Meaning: If you order people about, you tell them what to do in a bossy way.
  • 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 phrasal verb is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

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