the order of the day

noun phrase

: a characteristic or activity that is common during a particular period of time or in a particular situation
Change was very much the order of the day in that time in our country's history.
At the resort's outdoor café, bathing suits and sandals are the order of the day.

Examples of the order of the day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When trust is the order of the day, predators are free to plunder. Jim McDermott, Vulture, 2 Feb. 2024 Checks to households, massive liquidity injections from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and bailouts for businesses are now the order of the day—all at hitherto impossible levels, all justified by the extraordinary threat of the pandemic crisis. Sven Steinmo and Mark Blyth, Foreign Affairs, 22 Apr. 2020 Swift vengeance is the order of the day, consequences be damned. Eric Alterman, The New Republic, 27 Oct. 2023 Although Lopez’s color palette looked different, her signature smoky eyes were still the order of the day. Georgia Day, Vogue, 2 Oct. 2023 The Virgo New Moon is bringing a fresh burst of energy to your 7th House of Relationships, meaning connections and bonds are the order of the day. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 14 Sep. 2023 Lunch is the clearly the order of the day at the Square, at least for the time being. Zoe Glasser, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2023 General Daily Insight for September 11, 2023 Pleasure is the order of the day. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 That ‘sir or ma’am’ gave me so much, because bluster [in action movie heroes] was the order of the day and this was the opposite. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Aug. 2023 See More

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“The order of the day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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