Share this entry
order of the day Syllabification: or·der of the day

Definition of order of the day in English:


(the order of the day)
1The prevailing state of things: confusion would seem to be the order of the day
More example sentences
  • As for Sunday, hiding from the sun and cleaning were the orders of the day.
  • In the old economy, where stability and predictability were the orders of the day, people with ‘relations’ in their titles proliferated.
  • Surveillance and severe censorship were the orders of the day.
2Something that is required or recommended: on Sundays, a black suit was the order of the day
More example sentences
  • A televised meeting at Sandown in the afternoon, featuring a £100,000 race, and a popular evening fixture at Beverley is the recommended order of the day for racing fans tomorrow.
  • The flat court shoes I wore to match my work suit did not quite go with the dress-down order of the day.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources