Idiom: irons in the fire
Idiom: irons in the fire / have (too many/several) irons in the fire
- to have several different activities or projects in progress at the same time
- having several possibilities at the same time
- I have several irons in the fire to make sure I’ll have a job when I graduate.
- I’m really happy at my job but I always keep several irons in the fire to make sure my career advances.
- Do you think it's wise to have so many irons in the fire right now?
- We wish we could help with the fundraiser but we've got a few too many irons in the fire at this time.
- How does your sister manage to have so many irons in the fire?
- It's one thing to have several irons in the fire, it's another to be successful with so many projects at the same time.
- My doctor says I've got too many irons in the fire and need to start saying "no" more often.
- have several balls in the air
- have a lot going on
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