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.
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CONTROVERSIAL plans to hit Northumberland council employees with parking fees at their workplace have been put on the back burner by town hall bosses following protests.
Ian Fleming, Unison's joint branch secretary for Northumberland, said: "We are pleased by this but don't see it as a victory, because parking charges have just been put on the back burner and will no doubt come back for discussion.
But projects dealing with landscaping, parking and lighting have been put on the back burner, and officials are looking for ways to use less-expensive finishes on buildings, such as substituting copper finishes with plaster, said Mitch Vaccari, project director for LAVC.
We don't believe the roll-out should be stopped or blocked J lira or put on the back burner," Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg told Reuters news service.
The idea was great, but put on the back burner because of a lack of time and resources to do the development in-house.
The Terminal A upgrade could be put on the back burner because officials are focusing their energy on negotiating a proposed development agreement with Burbank, said Victor Gill, spokesman for the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.
Improving internal functions often is put on the back burner and systems become less efficient and less productive.
The biological opinion has been put on the back burner because of limited staff, a heavy case load and recent wildfires, Farris said.
This project has been put on the back burner until gold prices improve, but is an excellent long-term prospect with approximately six million ounces of gold reserves.
Begun in August 1998, the program was put on the back burner after a year or so.
But the water issue was put on the back burner while the community focused on the expansion plans at the next-door Chiquita Canyon landfill.
After nearly 30 years of working many six- and seven-day weeks, including hundreds of premieres, junkets and film festivals, I want to spend more time with my family and pursue all those areas of interest that I've had to put on the back burner," said Russell.