Friday, July 23, 2010
American English Idiom Podcast #4: Meaning and Origin of "Irons in the Fire"
The idiom 'irons in the fire' is a positive saying in American casual conversation. Want to know more about the useage of this idiom and the origin? It's quite interesting!
More about the definitions, origins and meanings of these American idioms and sayings:
Meaning of "irons in the fire"
Meaning and Origin of "Irons in the Fire"
**I have given the positive meaning of this idiom. Occassionally it has an opposite meaning, "Having too many options and not being able to choose wisely." or "Working on too many things at once without direction." I have rarely heard it used with this meaning. The positive meaning has been a more common useage in my experience.
Previous American English Podcasts:
American English Idiom Podcast #1: What is a 'laundry list'?
American English Idiom Podcast #2: What is 'from scratch''?
American English Idiom Podcast #3: Idioms that mean 'Get out of here'
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