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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!
See also: back, burner
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The government has put the Fata reforms issue on the backburner on the request of these allies and now they did not support us in the Senate,' he said apparently in a sarcastic manner.
Zarif denied that the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline has been placed on the backburner, expressing hope that any outstanding issues will soon be resolved via negotiations.
Our children should be Congress top priority, not forced to the backburner.
He lamented the process on the delaying tactics of the Fata-KP merger that putting on backburner the key issue would further increase the growing sense of deprivation of the among the tribal people.
We will make sure we have got something on the backburner ready for when Alex goes back to Fleetwood.
NICKY CADDEN insists Livingston must put their Betfred Cup quarter-final joy on the backburner and focus on Brechin.
Asif Ali Zardari had signed Pakistan-Iran pipeline deal but the project was put in the backburner by Nawaz government.
FAIR City's newest star has revealed he's put his studies on the backburner to follow his acting dream.
The FBR had placed sales tax refund claims on the backburner despite knowing it was urgent for the financially weak exporters.
Fury has no problem giving the 39-year-old his chance, even if it is in Germany again - and means any unification bout with WBC champion Wilder is put on the backburner.
That's to look forward to but we have to put that on the backburner now, totally.
Mirwaiz said Hurriyat Conference has always extended support to India- Pakistan dialogue process, he said, while adding that both the countries wouldn't make any headway if they keep Kashmir on backburner.
Why have all of these been put on the backburner when you have 282 members in the Lok Sabha", he said.
The Mirwaiz said that the BJP government in New Delhi must have understood that the genuine leadership of Kashmir and its people would never allow Kashmir dispute to be put on the backburner.
Long-anticipated visa deal, which was put on the backburner due to a friction between the two nations following the departure of American troops in 2012, is expected to particularly facilitate blossoming trade with Iraq.