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1.
Too many activities or undertakings at once. An undertaking or project in progress.
For example, Bill's got too many irons in the fire to cope with moving this year. This expression originally referred to the blacksmith heating too many irons at once and therefore spoiling some in the forging.
by dkdkdk May 05, 2007

Words related to irons in the fire

at once in progress too many undertakings