order of business

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order of business

n. pl. orders of business
A matter, such as a task, that must be addressed.

or′der of busi′ness

a task assigned or to be dealt with: Our first order of business is to reduce expenses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.order of business - a list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting)order of business - a list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting)
list, listing - a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
agenda item - one of the items to be considered
order of the day - the order of business for an assembly on a given day
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It appears Colletti's real first order of business, hiring a manager, won't begin in earnest until early next week.
In an e-mail to the Anglican Journal, Bishop Burton said his first order of business would be "to follow through on some of the work that is already underway.
The governor and the mayor must name a Downtown rebuilding czar who will make improving transportation the first order of business in New York.
They wrote: "The first order of business is the desensitization of the American public concerning gays and gay rights.
A statewide needs survey was the chapter's first order of business.
Even for those wonderful pro-gay executives who sincerely want to do their part, the first order of business is profit, just as the first order of business for a closeted gay actor may be financial security.
Chairman Allen's first order of business was to formally adopt existing SEC rules and interpretations on auditor independence for use as the groundwork for the ISB's own independence guidelines.
That will be the first order of business in the next Senate, and it will begin the first day that the Senate reconvenes following the inauguration of the President," Mitchell said on the Senate floor last week.
His sharp business acumen will be of great value as the division aggressively pursues new and innovative projects & additional properties," his first order of business will be to solidify all procedures & finances for the division's upcoming audit with in the next 30 day's as to meet the company's time frame to have all operations audited by our Independent Auditors, for our anticipated merger with a fully reporting OTCBB company.
The balloting was the first order of business for the teenagers operating a nascent Associated Student Body at the continuation campus for about 500 students who have had trouble with traditional high schools.
As his first order of business, Harpal will be responsible for the transfer of recently acquired JDS Uniphase assembly operations from New Jersey to our factories in Thailand," said Tom Mitchell, Chairman and CEO of Fabrinet.
Cantor's first order of business will be the re-audit of EWI's 2003 annual financial statements.

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