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on the front burner

US getting or needing immediate attention: A few important members of Congress are making an effort to keep human rights on the front burner.
(Definition of on the front burner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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on the front burner

(also on someone's front burner)
getting or needing immediate attention: A few important members of Congress are making an effort to keep human rights on the front burner.
(Definition of on the front burner from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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