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order of the day

noun
1.
the agenda for an assembly, meeting, group, or organization.
2.
the activity or feature of primary importance:
Good cheer and celebrations will be the order of the day.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700
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British Dictionary definitions for order of the day

order of the day

noun
1.
the general directive of a commander in chief or the specific instructions of a commanding officer
2.
(informal) the prescribed or only thing offered or available: prunes were the order of the day
3.
(in Parliament and similar legislatures) any item of public business ordered to be considered on a specific day
4.
an agenda or programme
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