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order of business

noun
1.
a task assigned or to be dealt with:
Our first order of business is to reduce expenses.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • The first order of business was to try the app out for myself.
  • The face is the next order of business-the eyes, double chins.
  • The first order of business here would be to establish that they overlapped in time and space.
  • It is true that our first order of business is to rescue the little ones and punish their traffickers.
  • The first order of business is organising a successful election.
  • Back in the present, the next order of business is to apply the research to mammals.
  • Tackling them is the first order of business for new ministers.
  • The first order of business is to figure out if there is some add-on to the hypothesis that can explain this water.
  • The first order of business was to determine their reproductive cycles.
  • Whine and complain seems their only order of business.

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