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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Patti Stanger:

    Since entrepreneurs prioritize business they tend to put romance second, which puts potential mates off and leaves love on the back burner.

  2. Erin Canterbury:

    I feel like this issue now goes on the back burner for him, but he needs to know, 'no, we aren't going to shut up about this in New Hampshire.'.

  3. Ole Hansen:

    Geopolitical risk like this has been on the back burner for a while because we've been focussing on global oversupply, this news has not made the oversupply go away. The upside potential is limited unless something escalates. We need to see how this unfolds over the next couple of days.

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