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Autor:  Dale Thomas
E-mail:  dale.thomas@earthlink.net
Data:  02/DEZ/2004 4:26 PM
Assunto:  Re: on the back burner
Mensagem:  When something is on the backburner, it isn't urgent, it's not a priority. (Imagine a stove. A stove usually has 4-6 burners. When you are cooking things, the foods requiring the most attention are on the front burners and the pots requiring less attention are left on the backburners.) (a) My trip to Moscow has been put on the backburner. The boss wants me to finish another project first. (b) The purchase of a house is on the backburner until we can raise more money for the downpayment. (c) You need to put your plans to take the computer course on the backburner until your father can give you the tuition.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
on the back burner  –  mano  02/DEZ/2004, 4:12 PM
 Re: on the back burner  –  Dale Thomas  02/DEZ/2004, 4:26 PM

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