- first order of business
- first order of business UK US noun [C] (plural first orders of business)► a situation or subject that must be dealt with before anything else: »
When the financial situation gets difficult, the first order of business is to define your goals and your priorities.
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order of business — ► MEETINGS the order in which different subjects are discussed at a business meeting: »Has anyone any changes to suggest to the order of business? »Our first order of business is how to tackle the current debt crisis. → Compare AGENDA(Cf.… … Financial and business terms
order of business — Etymology: order of business (predetermined sequence of matters to be dealt with by an assembly) Date: circa 1890 a matter which must be dealt with ; task < the budget was the first order of business at the committee meeting > … New Collegiate Dictionary
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 Me … Useful english dictionary
order of business — a task assigned or to be dealt with: Our first order of business is to reduce expenses. [1905 10] * * * … Universalium
order of business — or′der of busi′ness n. cvb a task assigned or to be dealt with: Our first order of business is to reduce expenses[/ex] • Etymology: 1905–10 … From formal English to slang
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