Definition of back-burner verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

back-burner

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verb
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they back-burner
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he / she / it back-burners
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past simple back-burnered
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past participle back-burnered
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-ing form back-burnering
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back-burner something (informal, especially North American English) 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
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: back-burner

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