Saturday, March 17, 2012

On the back burner

If you put something 'on the back burner' (which is the back part of the stove), it means that now you have to attend to other things first before you can get back to it.

-I was planning to replace my kitchen floor this summer, but now we have to get a new car.
-Well, I guess the floor will have to go on the back burner.

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