Front Burner


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Front Burner

A slang term for an important issue that should be handled promptly.
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It's not on the front burner as far as I know," Panetta added.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is moving acquisition reform to the front burner, but he acknowledges that overcoming "long-standing systemic problems" will not be quick or easy.
With a Jack Black "Gulliver's Travels" vehicle on the front burner, 20th Century Fox is the latest studio to tackle ,Jonathan Swifts enduring classic.
O'Brien properly has placed the CitySquare project on the front burner once again.
I think the immigration issue is off the front burner.
I would like to think they aren't on the front burner, but it is really tough to determine what kind of world events might happen or what events specifically related to our community might come up that would make it more or less of an issue.
When it comes to heart disease, gender differences need to be on the front burner," says Susan K.
Van Bibber said there are three primary reasons lenders have moved this issue to the front burner now:
Whether you subscribe to Nutrition Action Healthletter, support our advocacy programs, or both, you have helped the Center for Science in the Public Interest put the demand for safe and nutritious foods on the front burner of government policymakers.
On the front burner is the construction of a four-lane expressway from San Fernando to Point Fortin to facilitate the planned industrialization of the southwest peninsula, he said.
As he did with his speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in August of 2002, which put the Iraq War in the oven, Cheney gave a speech on March 7 that moved confrontation with Iran to the front burner.
Last year, there was an 11th-hour cancellation, but it looks like the movie is now on the front burner.