To assign a lower priority
This expression, which obviously alludes to a cooking stove where the pots needing attention are likely to be in the front while those requiring less maintenance would be in the back, apparently dates to 1960s America.
For example: "Truce talks, once more, have been temporarily pushed on the back burner." - US News & World Report (as recorded in America's Popular Proverbs and Sayings by Gregory Titelman.
Members read and review books ahead
of publication. See what they think
in First Impressions!
Visitors can view a lot of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only
The Angel of Losses
"Family saga, mystery, and myth intersect in Feldman's debut novel." - Booklist
Solve this clue:
and be entered to win..
Books thatinspire you.Handpicked.
Books you'll stay up all night reading; books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, books that will expand your mind and inspire you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.