on the front burner

(redirected from put something on the front burner)

*on the front burner

Fig. receiving particular attention or consideration. (Compare this with on the back burner. *Typically: be ~; put something ~.) So, what's on the front burner for us this week? Move this project to the front burner so it will get some attention.
See also: burner, front, on

on the front burner

also on somebody's front burner
getting or needing immediate attention We want to make sure that aid for Africa is on the front burner. Retirement planning hasn't exactly been on Kessler's front burner.
Usage notes: sometimes used with put: The president has finally put this issue on the front burner.
Opposite of: on the back burner
See also: burner, front, on

on the front burner

As a high priority.
See also: burner, front, on
Full browser ?