Definition of orders are orders in English:

orders are orders

phrase

  • Commands must be obeyed, however much one may disagree with them.

    ‘orders are orders and you're only doing your duty’
    • ‘It's a shame that such beauty has to be wasted, but orders are orders.’
    • ‘I'm really sorry about this but orders are orders,’ Tommy said with a slight smile.’
    • ‘But orders are orders, I'm sure after so many years, you understand.’
    • ‘I don't see the point, it's not like the grass is gonna grow much in this weather, but orders are orders.’
    • ‘But orders are orders, and it was a matter of honor.’