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back burner

Where low-priority tasks figuratively reside. Typically used in the phrase "put (something) on the back burner." The phrase refers to the back burner of a stove, which is where pots are usually placed to simmer on low heat. I know you're eager to start on this new project, but I'm afraid it's going on the back burner—we just don't have the budget for it right now. You need to go to a doctor! You can't put your health on the back burner any longer!
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The Labour leader put his no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson's Government on the back-burner, to build an alliance asserting Parliamentary authority over tin-pot tyrants.
Amid the uncertainty, Kraft Heinz has also put the potential sale of its Ore-Ida frozen potato business on the back-burner, until new CEO Miguel Patricio reviews all of its brands, the sources add, according to Hirsch.
Thrown to the back-burner by more popular sports-including its more famous cousin lawn tennis-soft tennis has been thriving in the world stage.
PESHAWAR -- Qaumi Watan Party chief Aftab Ahmed Sherpao on Sunday said that the future of the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas and its merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should not be put on the back-burner to gain political points.
The Chancellor's speech has indicated that immigration will be put on the Brexit back-burner and focus will be put on the economy.
THE pound hit its highest level since the October "flash crash" as better-than-expected construction figures and concerns over Donald Trump's presidency put Brexit fears on the back-burner.
Obama puts human rights on the back-burner to foster strongman stability President Barack Obama is sometimes described as a foreign-policy "realist." It's an abstract, imprecise label, but when it is laid on Obama, it is intended to describe his cold-eyed emphasis on core American interests, rather than, say, on the promotion of rights or democratic politics abroad.
"There are a couple of things I can do, that I think will help boys' clubs in the area and stuff like that, that have been on the back-burner, so I will Turn to Page 54
That Chris Coleman's men should be consigned to the back-burner as he concentrates on real football?
But then another flash of horrific reality appeared in a picture of Jocelyn Wildenstein, the woman who's done more for plastic surgery prevention than an episode of Desperate Housewives, and the facelift went straight back on the back-burner again.
We are going to put the final on the back-burner now and just concentrate on the games that we have coming up."
"When you contrast the coverage of the famine with the coverage of the News of the World, it seems to have been put on the back-burner." Roz runs a massage business at West End Road in Golcar.
After the pay dispute was put on the back-burner following the intervention of Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi and the money released by team sponsors Sahara India, the attention is thankfully back on the field as the team braces itself for the tough challenges ahead.
Marske United put their FA Vase heroics on the back-burner tonight as they go to Birtley in Division Two looking to reignite their promotion push while elsewhere Stokesley take on Jarrow Roofing.
But the Trophy has got to be put on the back-burner for now and the next few weeks is all about progressing in the FA Cup and climbing up the league.