Back burner Definition & Meaning – Merriam-Webster

Recent Examples on the Web

Though more companies have at least figured out how to approach diversity and inclusion, equity appears to fall on the back burner at times.

Paolo Confino, Fortune, 2 Sep. 2022

The idea sat on the back burner until a chance introduction to Michael Haas of Ebenezer Stone Ministries, a nonprofit serving Milwaukee’s south side.

La Risa R. Lynch, Journal Sentinel, 2 Sep. 2022

As Branam’s groundwater research simmered on the back burner, IGWS went through a changing of the guard.

Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Aug. 2022

This dynamic has understandably put plans for the training and development of new leaders on the back burner at many companies.

Expert Panel®, Forbes, 25 Aug. 2022

Too often, Republicans have placed higher-education issues on the back burner.

Preston Cooper, WSJ, 24 Aug. 2022

The subject of divorce now is well and truly on the back burner.

Wayne And Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Aug. 2022

Partly due to changes at the record label, Campbell and his music got put on the back burner after his third album, released in 1996, didn't perform well.

Janine Rubenstein, Peoplemag, 17 Aug. 2022

Tattooing just simmered on the back burner for me for almost 20 years.

Josh Chesler, SPIN, 11 Aug. 2022

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