have lots of irons in the fire

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have lots of irons in the fire

To have several simultaneous activities or potential undertakings or opportunities underway. I have lots of 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. A: "How's the job search going?" B: "No interviews yet, but I have lots of irons in the fire."
See also: fire, have, iron, lot, of
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