irons in the fire, too many
Too many activities or undertakings at once. For example, Bill's got too many irons in the fire to cope with moving this year. This expression originally referred to the blacksmith heating too many irons at once and therefore spoiling some in the forging. [Mid-1500s]
DO A DOUBLE TAKE ON THIS QUIZ ON CONTRONYMS
Words nearby irons in the fire, too many
Example sentences from the Web for irons in the fire, too many
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
But what is there more irresponsible than playing with the fire of an imagined civil war in the France of today?Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Like many trans users, Transartist often gets used as a source of information more than anything else.
But along with the cartoon funk is an all-too-real story of police brutality embodied by a horde of evil Pigs.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But he, like many people using dating apps whatever their sexual identity, remains stoutly positive.
And she would be wearing some of the jewels with the white dress—just a few, not many, of course.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Many of them were delicious in the role; one of them was the embodiment of every womanly grace and charm.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Only in the carnage of the head, the tilt of the chin, was the insolence expressed that had made her many enemies.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
As there are still many varieties of the plant grown in America, so there doubtless was when cultivated by the Indians.
Babylas raised his pale face; he knew what was coming; it had come so many times before.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini