back burner - definition and synonyms

noun 

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  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    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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