Meaning of “first order of business” in the English Dictionary


"first order of business" in Business English

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first order of businessnoun [ C ]

uk us 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)