irons in the fire


: activities or projects that someone is involved in
Although he won't say exactly what he's working on now, he says he has quite a few irons in the fire.

Examples of irons in the fire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To say that the company had a lot of irons in the fire is a colossal understatement. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 16 Feb. 2024 The Dodgers have other irons in the fire, too, most notably their pursuit of star Japanese right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2023 Meanwhile, Segura has bunch of irons in the fire at YMH Studios, his podcast and entertainment production company. Todd Spangler, Variety, 28 June 2023 Most presidents put a lot of irons in the fire in their first 100 days, hoping for a flurry of accomplishments., 13 Apr. 2021 Robin Golf has a few other irons in the fire in addition to trotting out their debut apparel line. Mike Dojc, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Some had been looking for other jobs before this news and had serious irons in the fire. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 23 Mar. 2023 There’s a few irons in the fire from a few people, but the tide has to lift all the boats. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 22 Feb. 2023 There are a lot of irons in the fire for the leaders of a business. Matt Lowe, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023

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