Definition of back-burner in English:

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[with object] US
Postpone consideration of or action on: a planned test of the new ale has been back-burnered
More example sentences
  • The board back-burnered David's plans for making Chase a global bank.
  • Given this film's story - being a working mother yourself and baying been at one point a working wife - have you ever felt that pressure to back-burner your own career to deal more with your family?
  • You could increase your dividend payout, or you could invest in those productivity programs that you've back-burnered for the past couple of years.


on the back burner

see burner.

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