fat is in the fire

the fat is in the fire

Problems are about to begin. Just so you know, mom found out you lied to her. The fat is in the fire now, huh?
See also: fat, fire

fat is in the fire

Prov. Matters have come to a crisis; trouble is about to start. Brother: Mom found out that we broke the clock. Sister: Uh-oh. The fat's in the fire now. The fat is in the fire at work; we're nowhere near finishing the project, but the deadline is in two days.
See also: fat, fire
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One chapter is even entitled "The Fat Is In the Fire.