Definition of on the front burner
- The President has put tax cuts on the front burner.
: external and often feigned appearance especially in the face of danger or adversity
: to have the front or principal side adjacent to something
: to act or serve as a cover or front (see 1front 7a) for something or someone
: to assume a fake or false personality to conceal one's true identity and character
: of, relating to, or situated at the front
: acting as a front
: articulated at or toward the front of the oral passage
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