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    going on / outgoings / on the back burner

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following excerpt from an English text?

    "Getting out to the movies has been hard for us lately. We've had a lot going on at home and spontaneous outings have had to be put on the back burner."

    going on = happening, occupation

    outing = a journey taken for pleasure

    on the back burner = in a position of low priority

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: going on / outgoings / on the back burner

    Precisely, exactly, and indeed.

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