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backburner

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Farms and in castles, in homes, studies, and cloisters—where sensible people manage to live relatively lusty and decent lives, as moral as they must be, as free as they may be, and as masterly as they can be. If we only knew it, this elusive arrangement is happiness.
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Etymology

From back + burner.

Noun

Singular
backburner

Plural
s

backburner (s)
  1. (countable) A burner of a stove away from the cook's side.
  2. (uncountable) A state of being postponed, deferred or given lower priority (from the sense that pots on backburners get less attention).
    We'll put next year's Christmas party on the backburner until we deal with the current financial crisis.

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