order of the day

order of the day
noun
the order of business for an assembly on a given day
Hypernyms: ↑agenda, ↑agendum, ↑order of business
Hyponyms: ↑order paper, ↑order book

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noun
the order of the day
: 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.

Wasteful government spending seems to be the order of the day.

At the resort's outdoor café, bathing suits and sandals are the order of the day. [=they are popular and appropriate]


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