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at the top of the/(one's) agenda

Prioritized as the most important thing to discuss or address. Yes, the new dress code is at the top of my agenda to discuss with the principal. What do you think is at the top of the agenda for today's meeting?
See also: agenda, of, top

hidden agenda

A secret goal or an ulterior motive. I didn't trust Julie when she started being really nice to me out of the blue. It felt like she had a hidden agenda. I'm starting to wonder if the boss has a hidden agenda because he promised me the job but now he won't return my calls.
See also: agenda, hidden

high on the/(one's) agenda

Prioritized as the most important thing to discuss or address. Yes, the new dress code is high on my agenda to discuss with the principal. What do you think is high on the agenda for today's meeting?
See also: agenda, high, on

on (one's) agenda

Planned by one to be discussed, engaged in, or acted upon. I don't mind touching on it briefly, but a big classroom debate on the matter is not on my agenda. She made it clear that bringing forward legislation to address climate change will be on her agenda for her time in office.
See also: agenda, on

on the agenda

Planned to be discussed, engaged in, or acted upon. I don't mind touching on it briefly, but a big classroom debate on the matter is not on the agenda. She made it clear that bringing forward legislation to address climate change will be on the agenda for her time in office.
See also: agenda, on

set the agenda

To dictate the course of action or the items that will be discussed, typically as a show of authority. The CEO made it clear from his first day that he would be setting the agenda for the company and its future. Dan likes to set the agenda at these meetings, so just roll with it if he changes the order of the presentations.
See also: agenda, set

(a) hidden agenda

Fig. a secret plan; a concealed plan; a plan disguised as a plan with another purpose. I am sure that the chairman has a hidden agenda. I never did trust him anyway.
See also: agenda, hidden

a hidden agenda

COMMON If someone has a hidden agenda, they are secretly trying to achieve something while they appear to be doing something else. The unions fear these tactics are part of a hidden agenda to reduce pay and conditions throughout the company. The hidden agenda of the Government's prison privatisation policy seems to have been exposed. Note: An agenda is a list of things that need to be dealt with, for example at a meeting.
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a hidden agenda

a person's real but concealed aims and intentions.
1993 New Scientist I hear that the physics community is fearful the government has a hidden agenda and intends eventually to close the Daresbury Laboratory.
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The second point relating to the two networks is that issues on both agendas had different thresholds.
Focusing specifically on the media and political agendas, as well as their dynamics on Twitter, the research context and presumptions are quite different from the previous literature.
Para Kingdon (2003) estos asuntos tienen un efecto denominado bowling over (rodamiento (6)), como parte del cual son capaces de "aplastar" a otros temas que se encuentran previamente posicionados en las agendas.
Ambas concepciones son similares, aunque la primera tendencia investigativa (Birkland, 2016) refuerza el estudio de las agendas politicas y su capacidad de reaccionar ante las demandas (fundamentalmente materiales y de orientacion) de las personas.
He confirmed that there is no blueprint or proposed budget for the big four agendas instead they have been included with the respective ministries.
There must be close collaboration with counties to implement the big four agendas and already there is consultations with governors within IEBC,' National Treasury officials said
Many future sales come from producers putting the deferred topics on the agenda.
Next, send the agenda to the customer about a week in advance of the meeting with any other information for their review in preparation for the meeting, such as schedules of insurance and a list of autos and drivers.
Relacion entre objetos y atributos en la agenda politica y las agendas mediaticas.
Para evaluar la dimension sustantiva de los objetos, se estudiaron 148 atributos que conformaban las agendas mediaticas y la agenda politica en el periodo seleccionado.
The agenda reflects activities starting within the first 100 days but provides no targets.