in the back of mind

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*in the back of someone's mind

Fig. remembered by someone, but not very important; vaguely remembered by someone. (*Typically: have something ~; keep something ~; leave something ~; put something ~; remain ~; Stay ~.) You should put this problem in the back of your mind and concentrate on other things.
See also: back, mind, of

in the back of your mind

also at the back of your mind
understood or known but not actively considered I'd like to believe we can still be friends, but in the back of my mind, I know that's not true.
See also: back, mind, of
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