order of the day

noun phrase

: the business or tasks appointed for an assembly for a given day
: the characteristic or dominant feature or activity
growth and change are the order of the day in every field Ruth G. Strickland

Word History

First Known Use

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of order of the day was in 1698

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“Order of the day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/order%20of%20the%20day. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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