Front Burner


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Front Burner

A slang term for an important issue that should be handled promptly.
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He said: "Tommy Robinson is too much on the front burner for me right now.
The NFL dug up the nearly dormant anthem debate at the owners' meetings and rerouted the story back onto the front burner. With that simmering, the Eagles' White House visit to honor winning the Super Bowl was canceled.
"The front half of Season 7 was them saying, 'Let's put it to the side a little bit,' and then the back half of Season 7 is them saying, 'Let's put it on the front burner a little bit.' And in putting it on the front burner, I wouldn't say it forces you, but when you're getting married, you tend to think about what you want out of life.
If you're looking for the break-up scenario, it's still simmering on a front burner."
OKLAHOMA CITY A popular restaurant chain is adding another location in the metro, with more sites on the front burner. S&Bs Burger Joint is opening a restaurant in the Westgate Marketplace, at the former Pizza Inn spot.
Space reclamation is on the front burner for most libraries.
Summary: A new technical and geological report showing common offshore gas reserves between Lebanon and Israel is set to speed up the government to place the issue on the front burner.
Addressing a public session of the Majlis, Zanganeh said that developing oilfields identified in the Caspian is on the ministry's agenda, but not on the front burner because it requires special equipment and experience, given how deep the Caspian is.
He praised the upcoming summit in Istanbul noting that the time was apt to thrust humanitarian issues to the front burner, knowing that, according to UN statistics, there are more than 60 million people worldwide who are currently displaced or have been rendered as refugees in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
Showbiz circles were surprised to discover Schumer's entertainment connection when he and cousin Amy joined forces in support of gun control following a gunman's July theater shooting rampage in Louisiana during a screening of "Trainwreck." Since then another gunman shot students at a community college in Oregon, keeping the issue of gun violence on the front burner.
Lee said the central bank will put the domestic economic situation on the front burner, hinting that it will not immediately follow the U.S.
The Slovak Transport Ministry remains opposed to the idea of privatizing ZSSK Cargo, however, "the issue of Cargo's privatization isn't on the front burner, and it certainly won't be addressed by the incumbent Government.