Idiom: 'Too many irons in the fire'

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

Meaning: 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.

Contributor: Judy Gillispie

Country: International English | Subject Area: General | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used

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