irons in the fire

Definition of irons in the fire

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

ironplay irons
  1. :  something made of iron: such as

    :  shackles for the hands or legs

    :  a heated metal implement used for branding or cauterizing

  1. :  of, relating to, or made of iron

    :  resembling iron

    :  strong and healthy :  robust

  1. :  to furnish or cover with iron

    :  to shackle with irons

    :  to smooth with or as if with a heated iron

fireplay
  1. :  the phenomenon of combustion manifested in light, flame, and heat

    :  one of the four elements of the alchemists

    :  burning passion :  ardor

  1. :  to set on fire :  kindle

    :  ignite

    :  to give life or spirit to :  inspire


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