at the back of (one's) mind

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at the back of (one's) mind

Present in one's thoughts or in one's attention, without ever being fully obscured by any other thoughts or considerations. Whenever I park in the city, the fear of being towed is always at the back of my mind.
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at the back of your mind

COMMON If something is at the back of your mind, you are aware of it, though it is not the main thing you are thinking about. It was not until they had eaten that Brigadier Ryle raised the subject that had been at the back of his mind throughout the meal. Always, at the back of my mind, was the fear that the depression might overcome me again.
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at the back of your mind

not consciously or specifically thought of or remembered but still part of your general awareness.
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Leeds are at the back of my mind right now if I'm honest," he said.
He said he wasn't 100 per cent sure if it would be going ahead and it was always at the back of my mind it wouldn't happen so I tried not to get my hopes built up.
But Michael's death was always at the back of my mind every single day.
Stead's Pride Park loan spell ends on Tuesday and he said: "Roy Keane has not spoken to me at all since I've been here so at the back of my mind I have to think that means my career there is over.
When I came back to Wrexham it was at the back of my mind that I could put myself in the frame for Wales,' he said.
At the back of my mind, I wondered if my tires were safe or not," Marks says.
What happened last year has been at the back of my mind over the past few weeks and I wondered if I'd be dumped at the last minute again.
He's had offers from America and Malaysia but said: "I want to stay here but at the back of my mind I'm thinking about next summer and what will happen to me.
But after running a gauntlet of hate from fans who chanted "Judas", "greedy b***" and "liar", Colly- more admitted: "The worry of what might happen was always at the back of my mind.