Irons in the fire

Irons in the fire
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  • irons in the fire — see ↑iron, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑fire irons in the fire : activities or projects that someone is involved in Although he won t say exactly what he s working on now, he says he has quite a few irons in the fire. • • • Main Entry: ↑iron …   Useful english dictionary

  • irons in the fire — A person who has a few irons in the fire has a number of things working to their advantage at the same time …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • irons\ in\ the\ fire — n. phr. Something you are doing; one of the projects with which a person is busy; job, John had a number of irons in the fire, and he managed to keep all of them hot. Usually used in the phrase too many irons in the fire . Ed has a dozen things… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • irons in the fire —    A person who has a few irons in the fire has a number of things working to their advantage at the same time.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you have a few, or many, irons in the fire, you are involved in several projects at the… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • irons in the fire — have [a few/a lot etc.] irons in the fire to have several jobs at the same time or to have several possibilities of work. If that job application doesn t work out I ve got a couple more irons in the fire …   New idioms dictionary

  • Irons in the fire —   A person who has a few irons in the fire has a number of things working to their advantage at the same time …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • irons in the fire — very busy, plate is full    I can t help with your project. I have too many irons in the fire …   English idioms

  • irons in the fire — things one is doing, projects with which a person is busy Recently he has too many irons in the fire. That is why he has become sick …   Idioms and examples

  • Too many irons in the fire — Iron I ron ([imac] [u^]rn), n. [OE. iren, AS. [=i]ren, [=i]sen, [=i]sern; akin to D. ijzer, OS. [=i]sarn, OHG. [=i]sarn, [=i]san, G. eisen, Icel. [=i]sarn, j[=a]rn, Sw. & Dan. jern, and perh. to E. ice; cf. Ir. iarann, W. haiarn, Armor. houarn.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • There's Too Many Irons in the Fire — Infobox Single Name = There s Too Many Irons in the Fire Caption = Artist = Cardiacs from Album = A side = B side = Released = 1987 Format = 12 Recorded = Genre = Pronk Length = Label = Alphabet Business Concern Writer = Producer = Certification …   Wikipedia

  • have too many irons in the fire — See: TOO MANY IRONS IN THE FIRE …   Dictionary of American idioms


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