be on the back burner

be on the back burner

if a plan is on the back burner, no one is dealing with it at present, but it has not been completely forgotten For the moment, strike action is on the back burner.
See also: back, burner, on
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While ergonomics may be on the back burner, OSHA has the pending reduction of the silica standard to consider and EPA has the Clean Air Act and iron, steel and aluminum MACT Standards on the table.