Synonym: log, reserve, stockpile. Similar words: tackle, back, aback, back out, back of, back on, back up, hold back. Meaning: n. 1. an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services) 2. large log at the back of a hearth fire 3. something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose. v. accumulate and create a backlog.
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1 A huge backlog of work had built up.
2 We are faced with a backlog of orders we can't deal with.
3 There is a large backlog of cases to hear.
4 I've got a huge backlog of work to do.
5 Investment is needed to reduce the backlog of repairs.
6 After the postal strike there was a huge backlog of undelivered mail.
7 Orders are starting to backlog faster than we can process them.
8 There is a backlog of repairs and maintenance in schools.
9 It will take a month to clear the backlog of work.
10 Order backlog also increased 56% to ￡10.6m.
11 Compaq says Prolinea backlog is two months.
12 The workers merely wish to clear a backlog of clients before the afternoon session begins.
13 A huge backlog of work had built up during my absence.
14 Firm backlog rose to $ 19. 64 million on Dec. 31 from $ 17. 5 billion a year earlier.
15 A number of people have been employed to deal with the backlog of work.
16 It's going to take us months to clear the backlog .
17 We've had a rush on at the office, dealing with the backlog of orders.
18 When she eventually returned to work, there was a tremendous backlog of paperwork to catch up on.
19 We have freed up some staff to deal with the backlog of work.
20 We haven't made much of an inroad into the backlog of work.
21 After her summer vacation, she has got a huge backlog of work to do.
22 Extra staff have been engaged to deal with the additional work and the backlog has been significantly reduced.
23 The Passport Office has been heavily taxed with a backlog of requests from the recent government closings.
24 Goldstein said she hopes to have the bulk of the backlog cleared up in the next month to six weeks.
25 For example, Monday clinics are prone to develop a backlog owing to bank holidays and statutory holidays.
26 Marr's years spent in isolated songwriting obviously combined with Morrissey's lyrical backlog.
27 The Department of Education and Science has estimated that state schools have a ￡3 billion backlog of repairs.
28 Demand has been so feverish that the company has a backlog of unfilled orders for commercial satellites.
29 When I got back from holiday,[www.Sentencedict.com] I had an enormous backlog of work to cope with.
30 Four members of staff working regularly on over-time succeeded in reducing this backlog to less than 9,000 by the end of the year.
More similar words: tackle, back, aback, back out, back of, back on, back up, hold back, cut back, call back, pay back, set back, back down, back away, clawback, draw back, drawback, backyard, talk back, go back to, turn back, stand back, look back, keep back, feedback, go back on, give back, bring back, fall back on, flash back.