in order to do

in order to (do something)

With the aim, for the purpose, or as a means of doing something. I need to get an A on this test in order to pass the class for the semester. He brought up the issue in order to embarrass his opponent during the debate.
See also: order, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in order to do something

for the purpose of doing something; as a means of doing something. I went to college in order to further my education. I gave John three dollars in order to buy lunch.
See also: order, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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