put (something) on the back burner

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put (something) on the back burner

To establish something as being a low priority; to give something less or little thought or attention; to postpone, suspend, or hold off on doing something. I'm going to be putting work stuff on the back burner for a while once my son is born. I think we should put painting the house on the back burner until we decide on what furniture we want to buy.
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Andrew Tebbutt, county council executive member for corporate resources, said: "We have decided that parking charges at County Hall is not a priority this year, and have put it on the back burner. We believe our staff have enough to cope with at present without this as well.
"I haven't put it on the back burner. I'm not in denial - maybe on some level I am.
John Maloney, MP, chairman of the Commons Justice Committee, proposes to put it on the back burner in order to tackle some other commonplace criminal justice bills that have been lying around for some time.
I tamped down my feelings of doubt and decided this book could open some doors, then put it on the back burner of my mind.
Plant operators who were primarily concerned with volume over the past ten years may never have blocked efficiency out of their minds, but they may have put it on the back burner.