noun(the order of the day)
- 1The prevailing state of things: confusion would seem to be the order of the dayMore 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 dayMore 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.