back of one's mind

back of one's mind

The remote part of one's mind or memory, as in With the idea of quitting in the back of his mind, he turned down the next assignment. [c. 1900]
See also: back, mind, of
References in classic literature ?
No human being can keep permanently afraid: fear goes at last to the back of one's mind, accepted, and shelved, and done with.
It may be just a flash or a lingering thought in the back of one's mind, but stereotypes have an impression on us before the actual person does.
If we think about it, it requires an intellectual effort equal to the length of reflection to mentally picture a large amount of water instead of Saint-Tropez; to tell oneself that there is nothing but the sea where Saint-Tropez is; to chase away the photographic images in the back of one's mind.
One look at the state of the euro-obsessed Conservative party would suggest that putting the euro to the back of one's mind is a wise thing to do.
At the back of one's mind is the knowledge that if you were to discourage them, your next visit home will not be a pleasant one.
So it's natural that the MJQ is in the back of one's mind while this elegantly presented disc is playing, but the strength of these players and the different flavour of their material mean that the comparisons do no one any harm.
Robinson said: "The death of the Leeds fans is still at the back of one's mind, and although it isn't Galatasaray, it's still Turkey, and we really want to do well.
Talking about the importance of putting such distractions to the back of one's mind and giving of your best when you're a pro, Pleat said: 'Maybe the players didn't like Christian Gross.
However, at the back of one's mind one can't help but just await the next saga of allegations within their camp.
Given Delaney's attraction to the yellow/orange slice of the spectrum, it is hard not to have van Gogh's sunflowers somewhere in the back of one's mind as one absorbs his paintings' energy.
Given the number of deaths on mountains, it always occupies a space in the back of one's mind.
It's hard to comprehend how one could concentrate whole-heartedly on beginning a career with monetary worries always in the back of one's mind.