on the front burner

Definition of on the front burner

chiefly US

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  forehead

    :  the whole face

    :  external and often feigned appearance especially in the face of danger or adversity

  1. :  to have the front or principal side adjacent to something

    :  to have frontage on something

    :  to serve as a front

  1. :  of, relating to, or situated at the front

    :  acting as a front

    :  articulated at or toward the front of the oral passage

  1. :  one that burns: such as

    :  the part of a fuel-burning or heat-producing device (as a furnace or stove) where the flame or heat is produced

    :  a device for recording data on an optical disk

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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