back of (one's) mind

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back of (one's) mind

Referring to something that one thinks of, but with little or no conscious or active consideration or reflection. Despite my success at work, there's always this worry in the back of my mind that I'm doing something wrong. You don't need to do anything about it now—just keep it in the back of your mind going forward.
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back of one's mind

The remote part of one's mind or memory, as in With the idea of quitting in the back of his mind, he turned down the next assignment. [c. 1900]
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"They are professionals and they will try to win but in the back of their mind they will not want to miss a game through injury."
She said: "Wexford are a fine side, they beat us in the round robin stages of the championship already this year so both sides will certainly have that in the back of their mind.
However, boss Mike Flynn will want his players to put that to the back of their minds as they head into a busy league schedule over the festive period, with six games between now and then.
"However, some cannot have in the back of their minds the idea that, as time goes by, the Greek side's resilience will be tested and its red lines will fade out.
"It will be in the back of their minds that they have struggled in semi-finals and finals.
He is also one of many Bulls players who have put the unstable financial situation to the back of their minds, and he comes into this game on the back of a man-of-the-match performance against Hull KR.
Meanwhile, Leicester wing Horacio Agulla says Argentina must put any thoughts of the quarter-finals to the back of their minds ahead of their s Pool B decider tomorrow against Georgia.
Dubai Team Abu Dhabi will be hoping to put the bad luck they endured in Qatar firmly to the back of their minds when Ahmad Al Hameli and Thani Al Qamzi tackle this weekend's Grand Prix of Portugal EoAC" round two of the UIM F1 H20 World Championship, near Portimao on the Algarve.
"That [previous form Down Under] would definitely be in the back of their minds," Johnson said.
USA v Algeria GROUPC, 3PM UNITED STATES captain Carlos Bocanegra insists his side will not be using their disappointing exit from the 2006 World Cup as added incentive for today's crucial clash with Algeria, although he admits it is in the back of their minds.
UNITED STATES captain Carlos Bocanegra insists his side will not be using their disappointing exit from the 2006 World Cup as added incentive for this afternoon's crucial clash with Algeria, although he admits it is in the back of their minds.
Scott said: "At the back of their minds they are always aware that their mistakes are going to be highlighted and you can see why they are nervy.
Skipper Gareth Thomas refused to use the horrific manner of the injury as an excuse, saying that as professionals the rest of the team put it to the back of their minds. Cardiff Blues wing Czekaj, 21 and winning his fifth cap, is now a doubt for the World Cup in the autumn.
"That is instilled in the back of their minds. Eriksson's team is probably their best in years.
READING defender Ivar Ingimarsson insists the prospect of breaking the Royals' record unbeaten run against promotion rivals Leeds is at the back of their minds.