on the back burner | Vocabulary



This web site is about the idiom on the again burner

That means

If a approach or a challenge is on the back again burner, it just isn’t remaining labored on at present, but it might be done in the long term.

For case in point

  • Designs for the new factory have been place on the again burner until finally the overall economy increases.
  • It truly is a terrific plan, but we are way too fast paced to look into it now so we are going to set it on the back burner for a while.

Origin: Possibly metaphorical, from cooking and the reality that most stoves have entrance and again burners. Front burners are applied for items that will need notice now, although again burners are for matters that do not will need substantially interest just now.

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