in the back of your mind


in the back of your mind
at/​in the back of your mind phrase
if something is at the back of your mind, you are thinking about it or it is affecting how you behave, perhaps without your realizing it

The thought that Paul might leave was always at the back of her mind.

Thesaurus: words used to describe thoughts, beliefs and ideassynonym
Main entry: back

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at/in the back of your mind idiom
if a thought, etc. is at the back of your mind, you are aware of it but it is not what you are mainly thinking about

At the back of my mind was a small, warning voice, telling me it was wrong.

Main entry:backidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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