order of business

order of business
noun
a list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting)
Syn: ↑agenda, ↑agendum
Hypernyms: ↑list, ↑listing
Hyponyms: ↑order of the day
Part Meronyms: ↑agenda item

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noun [singular]
: a job that must be done or an issue that must be discussed

The first order of business at the committee meeting was the budget.


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