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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CONTROVERSIAL plans to hit Northumberland council employees with parking fees at their workplace have been put on the back burner by town hall bosses following protests.
Ian Fleming, Unison's joint branch secretary for Northumberland, said: "We are pleased by this but don't see it as a victory, because parking charges have just been put on the back burner and will no doubt come back for discussion.
We don't believe the roll-out should be stopped or blocked J lira or put on the back burner," Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg told Reuters news service.