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  • n  an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)
  • n  the large log at the back of a hearth fire
  • n  something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
  • v  accumulate and create a backlog

  • Turning to Canada, the House Ways Means Committee last week borrowed a big backlog for its new revenue bill.
  • Altogether his backlog of orders came to $39,500,000 worth of planes.
  • Coping with its own backlog, the Supreme Court also issued significant decisions on the rights of suspects.
News & Articles

  • VA hits backlog goal in 3 cities: Hint of a fix or mirage?
    The U.S. Veterans Affairs department says it has hit a “tipping point,” cutting its monstrous backlog of disability claims by 74,000 since late April, yet agency critics contend that growing throngs of ex-troops waiting for injury compensation in America’s biggest cities show the VA is “over-promising and under-delivering.”Amid scrutiny from Capitol Hill and the White House, a top VA official ...
    June 16, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • VA hits backlog goal in 3 cities, but still under fire
    The U.S. Veterans Affairs department says it has cut its backlog of disability claims by 74,000 since late April, yet critics say the agency is still “over-promising and under-delivering.”
    June 16, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • VA hits some backlog goals
    The U.S. Veterans Affairs department says it has hit a “tipping point,” cutting its monstrous backlog of disability claims by 74,000 since late April, yet agency critics contend that growing throngs of ex-troops waiting for injury compensation in America’s biggest cities show the VA is “over-promising and under-delivering.”
    June 16, 2013 - MSN
Quotes

  • Jeffrey Immelt in Forbes
    We have more in backlog than any time in our history,Immelt said during the call.
  • Amy Poehler in Forbes
    Boom - our show just shuts down,"SNL" star Amy Poehler told trade paper Daily Variety. "It's just done. There is no backlog of scripts."
  • Jim McNerney in International Herald Tribune
    2006 was a very good year for Boeing,Chief Executive Jim McNerney said in a statement. "We achieved new records in revenue, cash flow and backlog, and overcame come meaningful challenges by focusing on improving productivity and meeting...

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