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English definition of “on the back burner”

on the back burner

If something is on the back burner , it is temporarily not being dealt with or considered , especially because it is not urgent or important : We've all had to put our plans on the back burner for a while.Delaying and wasting time Grammar:BackBack is an adverb, noun, adjective or verb.Grammar:Back as an adverb[taking a photograph]Grammar:Back as a nounGrammar:Back as an adjectiveGrammar:Back as a verb[talking about a pet dog]
(Definition of on the back burner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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