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.
"So as far as I am concerned it's at the back of my mind and I'm concentrating on the fight.There's no more chance of it happening now than there was before.
Commenting on missing out on his maiden century, Mohit said: " It was obviously there at the back of my mind, but then it was still 30 runs away.
But Michael's death was always at the back of my mind every single day.
He is the first wheelchairbound TD to be appointed to the ministerial ranks In an interview with Hot Press he said: "There was the excitement, there was the joy, there was the celebration aspect and then there was, at the back of my mind, the likes of my late dad."
"I'll try to put that at the back of my mind," he said.
But I've still got a few new ideas at the back of my mind.
"It's always been at the back of my mind that someday, the concept of building a home in Times Square would work," said Katz.
'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.
There is, however, a niggling doubt at the back of my mind.
One worry nags at the back of my mind. How much did the Berkeley liberals inflate the national average?
"It was an American buyer who started at 50 grand and went up to 85," said Turner, "but the owner doesn't want to sell and I've always had the Queen Mary at the back of my mind."
At the back of my mind, I wondered if my tires were safe or not," Marks says.
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.
I have had a thought at the back of my mind for a long time about MRSA.