back of (one's) mind

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back of (one's) mind

Referring to something that one thinks of, but with little or no conscious or active consideration or reflection. Despite my success at work, there's always this worry in the back of my mind that I'm doing something wrong. You don't need to do anything about it now—just keep it in the back of your mind going forward.
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back of one's mind

The remote part of one's mind or memory, as in With the idea of quitting in the back of his mind, he turned down the next assignment. [c. 1900]
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"We don't have many players who stay at home in these breaks so it's not easy, but we've got to try to put this to the back of our minds and work hard.
When the cards are sent we're relieved, That the task is finished and achieved, But a worry is there at the back of our minds, Have we forgotten someone we will later find?
"It's been in the back of our minds for a while, as had the County Hurdle, but he won't get in there.
"A lot of people would have raised their bats at 63 but in the back of our minds we always are going to look up there and know he's (Hughes) going to be looking down on us.
"It's in the back of our minds. Things like this aren't given to you.
"It's not really an extra motivation, but it's in the back of our minds. You work so hard and train so much for the World Cup and it can be over so quickly if you don't advance."
And, in the back of our minds, all of us are aware that we could end up like Terri Schiavo, due to a car accident or the onset of sudden, unexpected illness.
Call it soul-place: the place in the back of our minds we have been instinctively looking for over the course of lives.
He said: "The lads will be tired after Ferencvaros but it's important that we put it to the back of our minds and think about Watford.
It's going to be a tough game and is a six-pointer with Villa after a Champions League place as well, but if we can put the UEFA Cup semi-final to the back of our minds it's a game we can win.
We are not on the Via Dolorosa, but that street must be just a little in the back of our minds: 'O Saviour who by the Cross and Passion hast redeemed us; save us and help us we humbly beseech thee, O Lord.'
"We have it all in the back of our minds that our behavior is subject to psychologizing interpretation," it complains, psychologizing an entire society in the process.
He really was that little voice in the back of our minds telling us "You can't win!" He was the monkey on our back that stopped us every time we got close.
Whelan said: "Winning 5-0 we've maybe changed a few people's minds but we know you're only as good as your last game so we'll put that to the back of our minds.
"It was very disappointing to lose the way we did but we have to put that game to the back of our minds and focus on St Pat's.