iron in the fire

iron in the fire  {n. phr.}
Что-л. чем вы в данный момент заняты; одна из задач которой кто-л. занимается; работа.
John had a number of irons in the fire, and he managed to keep all of them hot.
Частый вариант:
"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."
Категории: fire {n. phr.}