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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




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