In order to do something - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
in order to do something
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.
in order to do something with the purpose or intention of doing or achieving something: She arrived early in order to get a good seat. ♢ In order to get a complete picture, further information is needed.
References in periodicals archive
"Telling the truth is an adventure, a loosening of control in order to do something
daring," I say in True Secrets of Lesbian Desire.