call something to order

call something to order
call (something) to order — see order, 1
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Main Entry:call
call (something) to order
: to say that (something, such as a meeting or court session) should begin

She called the meeting to order at 8:15.

His lawyer arrived 10 minutes before court was called to order.

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Main Entry:order

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call sb/sth to ˈorder idiom
to ask people in a meeting to be quiet so that the meeting can start or continue
Main entry:callidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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