be on a back burner

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be on a back burner

To be a low priority; to be given less or little thought, attention, or action. A less common variant of "be on the back burner." Work stuff will be on a back burner for a while once my son is born. I think that painting the house should be on a back burner until we decide on what furniture we want to buy.
See also: back, burner, on
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