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the order of the day

Something that is a priority in a certain situation or at a given time. If you're taking the kids to the beach, then sunscreen is the order of the day. While you're in college, studying is the order of the day, not socializing!
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order of the day

something necessary or usual at a certain time. Warm clothes are the order of the day when camping in the winter. Going to bed early was the order of the day when we were young.
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the order of the day

COMMON If something is the order of the day, it is what is happening or necessary in a particular situation. Wage cuts were the order of the day owing to the government's economic measures. Informality is the order of the day among all the Princess's household.
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the order of the day

1 the prevailing state of things. 2 something that is required or recommended.
2 2001 Rural Cooperatives Mergers and consolidations have been the order of the day among cooperatives that are faced with the declining number of producers and rising energy-based and other costs.
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the ˌorder of the ˈday

what is normally done, etc. or should be done in a particular situation; the usual attitudes, beliefs, etc. of a particular group of people: Dinner jackets and evening dresses are the order of the day at these parties.
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