Definition of front burner in English:

front burner

Syllabification: front burn·er


  • The focus of attention: a revamp of the 1872 Mining Law is next up on the front burner Compare with back burner.
    More example sentences
    • Though ending racial inequality and establishing affirmative action was just one of the several issues on LBJ's front burner, Vietnam overshadowed them all.
    • Federal and state policymakers should place on the policy front burner the task of finding, training, and retaining nurses and CNAs.
    • It took the 9/11 attacks to put the threat of terrorism on Washingtons front burner.

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