Definition of on the back burnerchiefly US
- She put her singing career on the back burner to pursue her dream of being a movie star.
: the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine
: the body considered as the wearer of clothes
: capacity for labor, effort, or endurance
: to, toward, or at the rear
: in or into the past : backward in time
: to or at an angle off the vertical
: being at or in the back
: distant from a central or main area
: articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage : formed deep within the mouth
: to support by material or moral assistance
: to assume financial responsibility for
Britannica English: Translation of on the back burner for Arabic speakers
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