Backlog - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- the large log at the back of a hearth fire
- something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose (syn: reserve, stockpile)
We have a huge backlog of orders to be filled.
The backlog of unfilled orders is growing at the moment.
It's going to take us months to clear the backlog.
My secretary can't cope with the backlog of paperwork
We have freed up some staff to deal with the backlog of work.
We haven't made much of an inroad into the backlog of work.