Put on the Back Burner

Cheesy Corporate Lingo CheesyCorporateLingo.com 30 June 2012

 

(1).  To refuse to allocate resources to a project or expenditure, often used by management to avoid telling their employees that the company is never, ever going to spring for new computers.

 

“I think color monitors are a great idea, Ken.  Unfortunately, we’re going to have to put that on the back burner for now.  We really need to focus on new company cars for the partners.”