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Definition of back-burner verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



back-burner something (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they back-burner he / she / it back-burners past simple back-burnered -ing form back-burnering
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to leave an idea or a plan for a time, to be done or considered later Our expansion plans will have to be back-burnered in the current economic climate. compare on the back burner
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