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back burner Explained

back burner at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "back burner":
dinky, dispensable, immaterial, inappreciable, inconsequential,
inconsiderable, inessential, inferior, insignificant, irrelevant,
little, minor, minute, negligible, nonessential, not vital, petit,
small, technical, unessential, unimpressive, unnoteworthy

back burner at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

back burner
n : reduced priority; "dozens of cases were put on the back
burner" [ant: {front burner}]

back burner at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* back-burner
  • backburner


    Inter: en-noun » head=back burner

  • A section of a stove used to keep some pots warm while one focuses on others.
  • Inter: idiomati » c A state of low urgency; a state of low current importance.

    Derived terms

    * on the back burner, put on the back burner