put (something) on the front burner

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put (something) on the front burner

To establish something as a being a high priority; to give something more or a lot of thought or attention; to decide to do something immediately, right away, or sooner than other things. Now that I'm finished with work for the summer, I can put my thesis on the front burner again. We need to put picking out furniture on the front burner before we even discuss painting the house.
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Somehow, some way, the purple-and-gold Faberge egg that nearly cracked in January turned hard-boiled once the playoffs were put on the front burner and the heat was turned up a few notches.
This issue also could heat up considerably after being put on the front burner where actual implementation is called for.