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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No wonder the man in charge of the project, Peter Mandelson, has recently admitted that it should have been killed off when it was still a vague idea forming in the back of someone's mind.
MANAGING on a tight budget is part of student life and the worry about the level of debt is always at the back of someone's mind.