order of the day

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Noun[edit]

order of the day (plural orders of the day)

  1. The business to be done by a body (such as a legislature) on a particular day; an agenda.
  2. The most significant aspect of something; what is necessary or appropriate.
    White tie and tails are the order of the day.
  3. (military) The general directive of a commander in chief or the specific instructions of a commanding officer.