One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a bill) fail to be voted on before the end of a legislative session.
- ‘The other is that it embody a commitment to habitat protection, provision for which was missing from the Government's last attempt at endangered species legislation, Bill C-65, which died on the Order Paper in 1997.’
- ‘A controversial amendment to the Copyright Act that extended copyright on unpublished works of authors who died before 1948, died on the order paper.’
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