on the back burner

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

on the back burner ‎(comparative more on the back burner, superlative most on the back burner)

  1. (idiomatic) Not immediate; inactive; receiving less than full or regular attention.
    That project is on the back burner until we deal with higher priorities.

Adverb[edit]

on the back burner ‎(comparative more on the back burner, superlative most on the back burner)

  1. (idiomatic) Not immediately; in a low priority or delayed manner.
    That idea is simmering on the back burner for now.

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