iron in the fire


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iron in the fire

Something that one is currently working on. Often used in the plural ("irons in the fire"). I have several irons in the fire at work right now and it's going to be tricky to balance all of them over the next few weeks.
See also: fire, iron
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iron in the fire

An undertaking or project in progress: has many irons in the fire this year.
See also: fire, iron
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