Back burner

a condition of low priority or temporary deferment (usually used in the phrase on the back burner):
Put other issues on the back burner until after the election.
Contemporary Examples

And while his Town & Country photo shoot nearly broke the Internet, modeling is on the back burner: “Acting is my first priority.”
Scott Eastwood Is More Than Just Clint’s Smokin’ Hot Son Anna Klassen September 24, 2013

on the back burner, put aside for the time being, as a subject that is not of immediate concern but that may be activated later; postponed

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