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
- Irons in the fire
- On fire
- Under fire
- Fire away
- Iron in the fire
- Fire in the hole!
- Fat hits the fire
- Play with fire
- Add fuel to the fire
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