putting or placing something "on the front burner" means that it is important, or a priority. (an unimportant event or person could be said to be on the "back burner") From the setup of a cooking range, where items on the front burner are closer to you and can be watched over more easily and effectively.
I gotta put paying my bills on time on the front burner since I got behind. That guy is so hot, he's a front burner for sure.
Something of higher priority.
The Henderson account is on the front burner for today.
used in the phrase ‘on the frontburner’ to denote a process that is being pushed forward. Antonym of ‘on the backburner’.
The proposal, after being on the backburner for years, has now been on the frontburner.
On a soap opera, a story that gets coverage everyday.
The story about edmund's murder has been on the front burner on All My Children
word of the day: April 15, 2005
1. an attractive female, so hot that she is the large, front burner on the stove.
Damn, that hotty is a front burner for sure.