Dictionary

back burner

noun

Definition of BACK BURNER

:  the condition of being out of active consideration or development —usually used in the phrase on the back burner
back–burner transitive verb

First Known Use of BACK BURNER

1943

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: back buttonPrevious Word in the Dictionary: back–burnAll Words Near: back burner
May 27, 2015
riot act Hear it
a vigorous reprimand or warning
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears