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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"Now tell me," he began, as soon as Jarvis had disappeared, "what is there at the back of your mind about my presence there at Market Burnham that night?"
THE traumas of life Hidden in the mind Things you tried to forget Traumas left behind Locked away Things you did not want to find Then suddenly a trigger From out of the blue Unleashes the pain Bringing it all back to you You are back at that moment That moment in time A time long forgotten In the back of your mind Again, you are there To relive the trauma once more Every second relived once again Bringing back the hurt The turmoil, The pain Heartache and loss with you once again You can never delete them They will never go away Pushed back in your mind There you hoped they would stay There will be many triggers That can come at any time You can only learn to cope With the Ghosts of your past Then one day They will be laid to rest a last.
He had been off with a suspensory injury, and that's always in the back of your mind, but he's been going well and has a bit of quality."
He said: "It's always in the back of your mind in the Cup, the banana skin thing.
But can you forgive him enough to stop the niggling doubts in the back of your mind? So think carefully.
Cavan's Michael Hannon said: "After last year, a repeat would be in the back of your mind, but we can't think about losing to Antrim."
You always worry but you push it to the back of your mind."
"It's always at the back of your mind," said the powerful back-row forward.
This sort of thing happens and you just have to put it to the back of your mind and get on with the game and I'm not going to use it as an excuse for our performance."
It's always in the back of your mind it will come back to haunt you, and it did.
Usually after a bad performance you put it to the back of your mind and put it right in the next game.
In the back of your mind you are thinking about your family."
It tests your nerve and always at the back of your mind is that it's not a place to trifle with.
It takes balls to shop these people because in the back of your mind you're thinking, 'If they clock me grassing I'm on for a doing maybe not here but outside.' HIf everyone had the same guts as these Dundee fans we'd watch football in a far better environment.
``You know in the back of your mind when the time comes,and it is not yet for me.