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To tell people what to do



to tell someone to do something, or to say that something should be done, in a way that shows you have authority

order around

to keep telling someone what to do as if you have authority over them, in a way that annoys people



to order or strongly advise someone to do something



to officially order someone to do something



to tell someone exactly what to do and how to behave



to tell someone to do something, especially officially or as their employer

boss around

to keep telling other people what to do

push around

to keep telling someone what to do in an unfair and unpleasant way



if a leader or government decrees something, they officially decide or order it

lay down the law

to tell someone what to do or how to behave in a way that shows that you expect them to obey you completely

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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