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"on the back burner" in British English

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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.
(Definition of on the back burner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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on the back burner

also to the back burner
not being done now, but left to be considered in the future: The company put the project on the back burner. Their complaints have definitely been pushed to the back burner.
(Definition of on the back burner from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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