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See also: backburner and back burner

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back-burner (comparative more back-burner, superlative most back-burner)

  1. (idiomatic) Having low urgency; not currently important.

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back-burner (third-person singular simple present back-burners, present participle back-burnering, simple past and past participle back-burnered)

  1. Alternative form of backburner
    • 2008, Linda Fairstein, Killer Heat, page 191:
      Cops closed them all with a code: NHI. The unsolved crimes had been back-burnered until a reporter revealed that the letters stamped on the police files were shorthand for No Human Involved.