a remote area or place.
demanding great effort, endurance, etc.; exhausting: a backbreaking job. Contemporary Examples According to political lore, patriot-Americans do the backbreaking work that keeps the country humming. A ‘Black President’ Is of No Value to America Rich Benjamin November 3, 2008 Historical Examples It will take some backbreaking investigation to get the whole story, because the files […]
- 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 […]
- Back burner, on a
In a position of low priority. For example, I haven’t forgotten his letter; I’ve just put it on a back burner for now. This term alludes to a cook’s putting items requiring less attention at the back of the stove. [ ; mid-1900s ] Also see: front burner
- Back button
noun a button on a Web browser’s toolbar for returning to the previously visited Web page, which sometimes can be accessed through a programmed keyboard or mouse button Examples The back button will take you through all of the sites you looked at today.