back burner


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back burner

n
on the back burner put aside for the time being, as a subject that is not of immediate concern but that may be activated later; postponed

back′ burn′er


n.
a condition of low priority or temporary deferment: issues put on the back burner until after the election.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.back burner - reduced priority; "dozens of cases were put on the back burner"
precedence, precedency, priority - status established in order of importance or urgency; "...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals"; "national independence takes priority over class struggle"
front burner - top priority; "the work was moved to the front burner in order to meet deadlines"
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The latter aspect is put on the back burner in the green paper, points out Stefan Scheuer, Secretary General of the Coalition for Energy Savings.
The increase of oil prices was due to a workers' strike in Norway which put oil production in the Mediterranean on the back burner.
COACH Michael Bradley has ordered Edinburgh to put cup glamour on the back burner and focus on tonight's Pro12 clash with Newport at Murayfield.
Is it not time for this matter to be placed on the back burner, Mr Cameron, and address child poverty, unemployment, elderly care, school and NHS issues, funding for police and the scourge of drug misuse and alleviating our national debt first?
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