order of business

Definition of order of business

  1. :  a matter which must be dealt with :  task the budget was the first order of business at the committee meeting

Origin and Etymology of order of business

order of business (predetermined sequence of matters to be dealt with by an assembly)


First Known Use: circa 1890


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