on the front burner

idiom

chiefly US
: in the position of something that will receive immediate attention and action
The President has put tax cuts on the front burner.

Examples of on the front burner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These seasoning blends are just one of the many creative pursuits our March issue cover star, Tabitha Brown, has cooking on the front burner these days. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Feb. 2024 But in the wake of Oct. 7 and the ruinous Israel-Hamas war, the need for a lasting solution is on the front burner. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2024 Also on the front burner will be the sector of the TV business that always gets into the most trouble during a work stoppage: the broadcast networks. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 11 Nov. 2023 The scale of the Hamas incursion and the inevitable magnitude of the Israeli response will put it back on the front burner for the foreseeable future. Peter Baker, New York Times, 7 Oct. 2023 But record-setting summer temperatures and extreme weather in California, Hawaii and elsewhere have put the issue back on the front burner. Tim Hanrahan, WSJ, 24 Aug. 2023 Questions of racetrack safety will remain on the front burner as those scrutinizing the sport turn their gaze to Baltimore and Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, 14 May 2023 Free agency remains on the front burner for the Cowboys. Dallas News, 21 Mar. 2022 Questions of racetrack safety will remain on the front burner as those scrutinizing the sport turn their gaze to Baltimore and Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, 14 May 2023 See More

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“On the front burner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20front%20burner. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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