put (something) on the back burner

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put (something) on the back burner

To establish something as being a low priority; to give something less or little thought or attention; to postpone, suspend, or hold off on doing something. I'm going to be putting work stuff on the back burner for a while once my son is born. I think we should put painting the house on the back burner until we decide on what furniture we want to buy.
See also: back, burner, on, put
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The council put it on the back burner for two years,'' said Councilwoman Maribel De La Torre, an early pool proponent disheartened over seeing the empty holes on hot days.
I tamped down my feelings of doubt and decided this book could open some doors, then put it on the back burner of my mind.
Plant operators who were primarily concerned with volume over the past ten years may never have blocked efficiency out of their minds, but they may have put it on the back burner.
Absorbed with the first big-screen ``Star Trek'' project and with the TV spinoffs, Roddenberry put it on the back burner.
When she couldn't get backing for the idea from local women's groups, she put it on the back burner for two years - until a morning's prayer and meditation told her to get going again.