order of business

noun
a task assigned or to be dealt with: Our first order of business is to reduce expenses.

Origin:
1905–10

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Example sentences
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.
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