Definition of irons in the fire
- Although he won't say exactly what he's working on now, he says he has quite a few irons in the fire.
: a silver-white malleable ductile magnetic heavy metallic element that readily rusts in moist air, occurs native in meteorites and combined in most igneous rocks, is the most used of metals, and is vital to biological processes — see Chemical Elements Table
: something made of iron: such as
: shackles for the hands or legs
: of, relating to, or made of iron
: resembling iron
: strong and healthy : robust
: to furnish or cover with iron
: to shackle with irons
: to smooth with or as if with a heated iron
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