in order
phrasal appropriate, desirable <
an apology is in order
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in order — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. In arrangement; in the proper way of following one another. * /Come to my desk in alphabetical order as I call your names./ * /Line up and walk to the door in order./ * /Name all the presidents in order./ Compare: IN TURN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in order — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. In arrangement; in the proper way of following one another. * /Come to my desk in alphabetical order as I call your names./ * /Line up and walk to the door in order./ * /Name all the presidents in order./ Compare: IN TURN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • In order to — Order Or der, n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis. Cf. {Ordain}, {Ordinal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as: (a) Of material things, like the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in order to — or[so as to] {conj.} For the purpose of; to. Used with an infinitive. * /In order to follow the buffalo, the Indians often had to move their camps./ * /We picked apples so as to make a pie./ Compare: SO THAT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in order to — or[so as to] {conj.} For the purpose of; to. Used with an infinitive. * /In order to follow the buffalo, the Indians often had to move their camps./ * /We picked apples so as to make a pie./ Compare: SO THAT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in order that — See: SO THAT(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in order that — See: SO THAT(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in order that — conjunction Date: 1711 that 2a(1) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • in order to — phrasal for the purpose of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • put one's house in order — or[set one s house in order] {v. phr.} To arrange your affairs in good order. * /Grandfather knew he would not live long and set his house in order./ * /When Mr. Black died, his lawyer helped the widow put her house in order./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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