back-burner (comparative more back-burner, superlative most back-burner)
- (idiomatic) Having low urgency; not currently important.
back-burner (third-person singular simple present back-burners, present participle back-burnering, simple past and past participle back-burnered)
- 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.