Entry from US English dictionary
noun(plural orders of business)
A task assigned or a matter to be addressed: the first order of business is learning who the hitters are
More example sentences
- The first order of business was addressing the primary area of concern-the lack of an adequate water storage system.
- Once he gets back to Washington, his first order of business tomorrow will be the signing of a new aviation security bill into law.
- But the first order of business now is to understand what the Republicans are up to, and to combat it tooth and nail.
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Syllabification: or·der of busi·ness
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