Definitions for back burner

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back′ burn′er(n.)

  1. a condition of low priority or temporary deferment:

    issues put on the back burner until after the election.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. back burner(noun)

    reduced priority

    "dozens of cases were put on the back burner"


  1. back burner(Noun)

    A section of a stove used to keep some pots warm while one focuses on others.

  2. back burner(Noun)

    A state of low urgency; a state of low current importance.


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