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    Smile Fat in Fire

    Hi,

    What is the meaning and usage of this expression?

    Fat is in fire

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    Default Re: Fat in Fire

    Perhaps this time you should tell us what you think it it might mean.

    This might help : fat is in the fire - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Default Re: Fat in Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Perhaps this time you should tell us what you think it it might mean.

    This might help : fat is in the fire - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    the fat is in the fire,

    an irrevocable action or chain of events has been started; the die is cast: Now that they have been given an ultimatum, the fat is in the fire.
    the decision, whether good or bad, has been made.
    the crisis is imminent.

    A course of action with inevitable bad consequences has begun; there's trouble ahead. For example, Now the fat's in the fire—the boss arrived early and will see we haven't even started work. This expression, with its allusion to fat dropping into a fire and causing a burst of flames, was already a proverb in John Heywood's 1546 collection.

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    Other Fat related Idioms

    fat chance, Slang. a very slight chance; small probability: A fat chance he has of winning the title

    a fat lot, Slang. little or not at all: A fat lot they care about anyone else's troubles!

    the fat of the land, the best or richest of anything obtainable: to live on the fat of the land.


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