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order of business

n. pl. orders of business
A matter, such as a task, that must be addressed.
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or′der of busi′ness

a task assigned or to be dealt with: Our first order of business is to reduce expenses.
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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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Gilas' first order of business in China is to run practices before its first game against Italy in Group D on Friday.
Khairy bluntly told Lokman to hope the former never becomes Umno president as his first order of business would be to expel the latter for having the 'IQ of a carrot'.
"I was already informed that the complaints will be included in the Order of Business on Tuesday (during plenary session).
A relentless campaign against encroachments should be the first order of business if Bannu is to develop.
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Current order of business checks by the Ministry of Economy insufficiently protects businessmen, Prosecutor General of Kyrgyzstan Aida Salyanova said on April 11 at a meeting of the Council for Business Development and Investment.
Appointing a new board of directors for the state-owned channel has been an outstanding order of business for years, but political bickering and sectarian considerations have prevented the Cabinet from reaching a consensus.
It's understood that his first order of business will be to recruit a senior creative exec.
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Responding to a query from Fine Gael TD for Kildare North Bernard Durkan during the Dail's Order of Business, Eamon Gilmore said the legislation as being on track.

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