Put on the Backburner - Idiom

Video Overview

The idiom ‘put it on the backburner' means ‘to give something a low priority'. The video explains the meaning of the idiom ‘put it on the backburner' in English. We explain how to use it with some easy examples for Social and Business English.

Video Analysis

When something is put on the backburner, it is postponed or suspended for the moment, while something of higher priority takes its place. It is usually a temporary thing with the intent to go back and complete the task at a later time. This idiom is common in both social and professional environments.

Further Examples:

  1. We put painting the house on the backburner while we saved to get new furniture.

  2. Selling the company was put on the backburner while they cleared their debts.

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