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front burner

noun
1.
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
1965-1970
1965-70; by analogy with back burner
Related forms
front-burner, adjective
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Contemporary definitions for front burner
noun

the focus of attention, esp. on an important matter

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