What does back burner mean?

Definitions for back burner

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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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of back burner in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of back burner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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