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back burner

Where low-priority tasks figuratively reside. Typically used in the phrase "put (something) on the back burner." The phrase refers to the back burner of a stove, which is where pots are usually placed to simmer on low heat. I know you're eager to start on this new project, but I'm afraid it's going on the back burner—we just don't have the budget for it right now. You need to go to a doctor! You can't put your health on the back burner any longer!
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Thrown to the back-burner by more popular sports-including its more famous cousin lawn tennis-soft tennis has been thriving in the world stage.
THE pound hit its highest level since the October "flash crash" as better-than-expected construction figures and concerns over Donald Trump's presidency put Brexit fears on the back-burner.
That Chris Coleman's men should be consigned to the back-burner as he concentrates on real football?
After the pay dispute was put on the back-burner following the intervention of Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi and the money released by team sponsors Sahara India, the attention is thankfully back on the field as the team braces itself for the tough challenges ahead.
Marske United put their FA Vase heroics on the back-burner tonight as they go to Birtley in Division Two looking to reignite their promotion push while elsewhere Stokesley take on Jarrow Roofing.
There was no pain and there always seemed to be someone nearby to help me find myself, so these odd episodes were easy for me to back-burner.
Hoddle, who has pounds 2m to spend, had initially made McLeod his top target but that deal is now very much on the back-burner with Hoddle unwilling to meet the asking price for the 21-year-old.
Cardiff council's Mind Gym programme - a snip at pounds 1,000 of taxpayers' money per session - has been put on the back-burner because of a marked lack of interest.
However, it now appears clear that the controversial plan is firmly on the back-burner and that the province's players can enjoy some security over the next few years.
Districts have been penny-wise by making assumptions that they have to put physical-education programs on the back-burner in order to concentrate on reading and math,'' said Steve Horowitz, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
The complete elimination of nuclear weapons can no longer be a back-burner, peace-activist concern.
Will Republican moderates back-burner gay issues while they wrestle with conservatives for control?
We like to think the employers are looking after employees, but it takes a back-burner position during bad times," Reiter suggests.
The recent economic downturn is raising difficult questions about continued progress of ECM uptake in the higher education market, which are likely to relegate aspects of this solution to the back-burner of IT purchasing priorities over the next 12 to 18 months.
His trainer had considered a possible appearance at Windsor before the Royal meeting, but that has now been put on the back-burner.