order of the day

noun phrase

Definition of order of the day

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

First Known Use of order of the day

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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