front burner

front burner

noun
Informal. a condition or position of top priority: Put the project on the front burner and finish it as soon as possible.
Compare back burner.


Origin:
1965–70; by analogy with back burner

front-burner, adjective
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Main Entry:  front burner
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the focus of attention, esp. on an important matter
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