be the order of the day

be the order of the day

if something is the order of the day, it is thought to be necessary or it is used by everyone in a particular situation For countries undergoing a recession, large cuts in public spending seem to be the order of the day. Champagne was the order of the day as we all congratulated Tim on his success.
See also: of, order
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5), holiday specials will be the order of the day Friday.