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1.
1) Custom of placing pots not requiring immediate attention toward the rear of the stove 2) A condition of low priority or temporary deferment 3) Where one resides when they are hearing bs in hopes of maintaining the status quo of a "relationship" that serves to keep the fires lit for the IO part of the equation
It's so sad how Sal doesn't realize shes placed on the back burner. Hal has no intention of making her his one and only.
by Shyantha December 27, 2006
 
2.
When something is put aside for more important things.
We can't go on that vacation boo, we can't afford it. We'll just put it on the back burner for now.
by Dialect of Mecca August 23, 2004
 
3.
used to describe a boy or girl of slight interest who isn't exactly qualified to date at the moment, but may come in handy later. thus one places them on the "back burner," keeping them warm (subtle flirting, etc.), until you're ready to chow down (i.e. date, talk, hang out with when one has nothing else to do, etc.)
"Yea Tom is acting like a dick tonight, but I have Joe on the backburner, I think I'll give him a call."
by Melissa C. December 09, 2007
 
4.
a place where you put things you don't have time/money for or have otherwise abandoned.
origin: an urban fire escape where you go and get a sunburn on your back.
you don't have room for that in your life, you'd better put it on the back burner
by brap February 05, 2005
 
5.
1. a place where you put things you don't have time/money for or have otherwise abandoned.
origin: an urban fire escape where you go and get a sunburn on your back.
"you don't have room for that in your life, you'd better put it on the back burner"
by brap February 05, 2005
 
6.
the back pocket in a pair of Jeans/Trousers where one might keep a wallet
"I've got 73 quid in my Back Burner, and I'm gonna wax the lot! the milky bars are on me!"
by frenchy1892. May 24, 2009
 
7.
The AIM window that keeps blinking, yet you do not click on it. You are more focused doing other things, such as checking e-mail or listening to music.
I didn't want to talk to Nick, so I left him on my backburner.

Andrew was pissing me off, so I he was going to sit on my backburner until he calmed down.

Shit. I don't feel like talking to Jenna, I said I'd hang out with her. I can't sign off, she'll get the message. She's just going to sit on my backburner until she ignores me.
by Peter M August 29, 2007