put (something) on the front burner

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put (something) on the front burner

To establish something as a being a high priority; to give something more or a lot of thought or attention; to decide to do something immediately, right away, or sooner than other things. Now that I'm finished with work for the summer, I can put my thesis on the front burner again. We need to put picking out furniture on the front burner before we even discuss painting the house.
See also: burner, front, on, put
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"The front half of Season 7 was them saying, 'Let's put it to the side a little bit,' and then the back half of Season 7 is them saying, 'Let's put it on the front burner a little bit.' And in putting it on the front burner, I wouldn't say it forces you, but when you're getting married, you tend to think about what you want out of life.