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noun     back burner pronunciation in British English
  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a potential romantic partner who is kept in the background

    I feel like someone's back burner.

    A backburner relationship is simply keeping your options completely open, and it’s something that every person does, whether they know it or not.

    Submitted by Renato from United States on 28/07/2015




to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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