on the back burner : Popular Idioms in English

on the back burner

Put on hold

Now that his father was ill, Mark decided to put his travel plans on the back burner.

News & Articles

  • More details sought on proposed real estate panel
    Luzerne County Council did not create a new real estate committee Tuesday because several council members want more details on its structure and purpose.Council Chairman Tim McGinley proposed the committee to jump-start plans for vacant, unused county-owned properties, saying he fears the topic will remain on the back burner.
    June 13, 2013 - Times Leader
  • The End of the Rainbow: The Intelligence-Industrial Complex
    The Edward Snowden-National Security Agency leak case raises anew the balance between means and ends that has been simmering on the back burner of the nation’s consciousness for a decade or so.
    June 12, 2013 - Swampland