Idiom: Too many irons in the fire

What does 'Too many irons in the fire' mean?

This means juggling too many projects at once and something's bound to fail; when a smith had too many irons in his fire, he couldn't effectively keep track of all of them.

  • Category: General
  • Contributed By: Judy Gillispie

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