follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for front

8
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with front-burner