Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “first order of business”

first order of business

noun [C]     (plural first orders of business)
a situation or subject that must be dealt with before anything else : When the financial situation gets difficult , the first order of business is to define your goals and your priorities .
(Definition of first order of business noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of first order of business

Word of the Day

grand prix

one of a series of important international races for very fast and powerful cars

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More