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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And now that he's back in action - after missing five club games, and targeting another appearance against Manchester City this Saturday - the Tipperary man says Ireland's Euro assault is on the back burner for now.
But all that seemed to go on the back burner, as the hapless Bill proceeded to get himself into tedious scrape after tedious scrape.
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?
He said: "The project hasn't been put on the back burner but we need the right office space with the right infrastructure.
However, the hikes given to winner Back Burner and runner-up Hurricane Twister were two of the biggest of the week.
But yesterday Darren Millar, assembly candidate for Clwyd West, said the authority has now confirmed those plans had been placed on the back burner.
CONTROVERSIAL plans to hit Northumberland council employees with parking fees at their workplace have been put on the back burner by town hall bosses following protests.
She added that equality was "not something that can be put on the back burner when economic times are difficult".
A much publicised joint venture between Toyota and Subaru to produce a sporty coupe has been put on the back burner.
Our news has been put on the back burner while we have had to suffer the same Obama rubbish over and over again.