push something to the back of your mind

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 Christmas, so let's push the money issues to the back of our minds for the time being, OK?
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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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