Green’s Dictionary of Slang

order n.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

order-racket (n.) [SE order + racket n.1 (1)]

(UK Und.) obtaining goods by ordering them from a shopkeeper, whose bill will never be paid.

[UK]Vaux Memoirs in McLachlan (1964) 82: Lest the reader should be unprovided with a cant dictionary, I shall briefly explain in succession: viz., the order-racket [...] Obtaining goods from a tradesman by false pretences, or by a forged order in writing.
[UK]Egan Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.

In phrases

out of order (adj.)

1. of events, behaviour or people, unacceptable, excessive, in bad taste.

[Aus]Bell’s Life in Sydney 19 Jan. 2/7: Little Miss Nelson (Benjamin's daughter) deeming Mary out of order in this proceeding [i.e. servants drinking instead of working], observed that she should ‘tell her Mar’ .
[[US]H.B. Marriott-Watson Web of the Spider 336: I think [...] that you were a little out when you called the girl a spitfire].
[US]Z.N. Hurston Mules and Men (1995) 159: Peter looked at him and tole ’im to g’wan ’way from dere. He was too powerful. He might git outa order and there wouldn’t be nobody to handle ’im.
[UK]G.F. Newman A Prisoner’s Tale 112: I mean, I knew I was well out of order whacking Mr Evans like that—.
[UK]J. Sullivan ‘It Never Rains’ Only Fools and Horses [TV script] Have you done anything remotely out of order?
[Aus]R.G. Barrett You Wouldn’t Be Dead for Quids (1989) 89: They realised they’d been a little out of order and apologised.
[Aus]G. Disher Deathdeal [ebook] ‘What do you want? It’s out of order, coming here’.
[UK]J. Cameron Vinnie Got Blown Away 146: Squeal the screws on some aggravation up the recess or bit of crack on visits, well out of order.
[UK]N. Barlay Hooky Gear 166: Not that I dont expect Uncle to be late. Even well late, like out-of-order late.
[UK]K. Sampson Killing Pool 97: Billy, you’re bang out of order freelancing like it like this.

2. (US teen) menstruating.

[US]Current Sl. V:3.
tall order (n.) (also big order, large order, tall one) [tall adj. (3c)]

an excessive or extreme demand.

[UK]Tit-Bits 8 Aug. 274/1: In asking me to tell you about my clients and their wills, you give a pretty large order [F&H].
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 25 Aug. 12/3: Mr. Foxton remarked that the stopping of Australian public spitting was a decidedly ‘large order.’.
[UK]Marvel XIII:333 Mar. 13: Rather a tall order – that of snuffing the atmosphere!
[UK]Sporting Times 29 Feb. 3/5: The burglars are mistaken for guests in fancy dress, a tall order, but a good peg on which to hang the subsequent comicalities.
[UK]C. Holme Lonely Plough (1931) 71: That’s a big order, surely!
[UK]‘Sapper’ Bulldog Drummond 228: I say, that’s a bit of a tall order, isn’t it, Mr. Rum Bar?
[US]J. Lait Gangster Girl 4: They let the [...] trimmers muscle for them, put over the tall orders, slaughter one another and get peanuts for their pay.
[Aus]K. Tennant Foveaux 315: Rather a tall order these days. Like looking for a lost ha’penny at the mint.
[UK]A. Christie Murder Is Announced (1958) 71: Rather a tall order.
[UK]G. Kersh Fowlers End (2001) 86: ‘When you have had something to eat and rested a little I want you to tell me all about yourself. Every word.’ ‘A tall order.’.
[US]N. Thornburg Cutter and Bone (2001) 265: All he wanted was [...] a little silence, if Cutter thought he could manage such a tall order.
[UK]J. Cameron Vinnie Got Blown Away 178: They never got me walking, tall order maybe.
[UK]Guardian G2 18 Feb. 18: But it’s a tall one.
[US]G.V. Higgins At End of Day (2001) 183: Think you can [...] get by without the money you’re gettin’ from the hoodlums [...] Tall order, son, mighty tall order.