put something on the back burner

put something on the back burner
put (something) on the back burner be on the back burner - if a plan is on the back burner, no one is dealing with it at present, but it has not been completely forgotten.

Plans for a new sports complex have been put on the back burner.


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  • put something on the back burner — informal phrase to decide not to deal with something until later Thesaurus: to stop doing somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym Main entry: back burner …   Useful english dictionary

  • put something on the back burner — informal to decide not to deal with something until later …   English dictionary

  • put on the back burner — put (something) on the back burner be on the back burner if a plan is on the back burner, no one is dealing with it at present, but it has not been completely forgotten. Plans for a new sports complex have been put on the back burner …   New idioms dictionary

  • back burner — back ,burner noun put something on the back burner INFORMAL to decide not to deal with something until later …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • on the back burner — back burner, on the back burner, in a secondary place; set aside or postponed as subordinate: »The first of the High Energy Astronomy Observatory satellites…resumed development earlier this year after being put on the back burner by NASA (Science …   Useful english dictionary

  • back burner — UK / US noun put something on the back burner …   English dictionary

  • on the back burner — ► If something is on the back burner, it is not being dealt with at the present time, especially because it is not urgent or important, but it will be dealt with in the future: »Any plans of opening new restaurants are on the back burner until… …   Financial and business terms

  • back burner — noun reduced priority dozens of cases were put on the back burner • Ant: ↑front burner • Hypernyms: ↑precedence, ↑precedency, ↑priority * * * noun on the back burner …   Useful english dictionary

  • put something off — POSTPONE, defer, delay, put back, adjourn, hold over, reschedule, shelve, table; informal put on ice, put on the back burner. → put * * * postpone something they can t put off a decision much longer * * * ˌput sthˈoff derived to change sth to a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put something off — Syn: postpone, defer, delay, put back, adjourn, hold over, reschedule, shelve; N.Amer. table; informal put on ice, put on the back burner …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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