push (something) to the back of (one's) mind

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push (something) to the back of (one's) mind

To try to ignore something; to think about other topics to distract oneself from a certain topic or issue. Look, I just want to enjoy the holidays, so let's push the money issues to the back of our minds for the time being, OK? No matter how much I try to push it to the back of my mind, I keep thinking about it.
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push something to the ˌback of your ˈmind

try to forget about something unpleasant: I tried to push the thought to the back of my mind.
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