iron in the fire

iron in the fire  {n. phr.}
Something you are doing; one of the projects with which a person is busy; job.
John had a number of irons in the fire, and he managed to keep all of them hot.
- Usually used in the phrase:
"Ed has a dozen things going all the time, but none of them seem to work out." "No wonder. He has too many irons in the fire."
Categories: fire {n. phr.}