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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
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a condition of low priority or temporary deferment: issues put on the back burner until after the election.
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|Noun||1.||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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