Definition of order of business in English:

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order of business

Entry from US English dictionary


(plural orders of business)
A task assigned or a matter to be addressed: the first order of business is learning who the hitters are
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  • 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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