Informal. a condition or position of top priority: Put the project on the front burner and finish it as soon as possible.
Words nearby front burner
Compare back burner.
Origin of front burner
First recorded in 1965–70; by analogy with back burner
OTHER WORDS FROM front burnerfront-burn·er, adjective
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