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iron in the fire

iron in the fire
iron in the fire

Date: Feb 25 2016

Themes: Celebrity, Work


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I don’t think I’m hot right now necessarily because I have all my irons in a bunch of different fires. I’m writing. I’m doing makeup. I’m doing design.”

Actress Drew Barrymore, talking about her work



1. Definition - Study the definition.

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project in progress

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Is your monthly calendar full of planned events? Have you ever had to say no to hanging out with a friend because you had too much work to do? In the United States, when someone is doing many different things at the same time, we call this having too many irons in the fire.

To have an iron in the fire means that you are doing a project. It could mean you are studying for an exam or working on something for your company. Sometimes, people have too many irons in the fire. This means they are trying to do too many things at once.

Actress Drew Barrymore has many different projects. She likes to act, to write, and to do work on her fashion designs. She thinks she has irons in many different fires.

Do you have too many irons in the fire right now?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“My boss has big plans and many irons in the fire this year. “

“Are you feeling stressed out? It seems like you have too many irons in the fire right now.”

“I like to have one iron in the fire at a time. That way I can give it all my energy.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

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Having many irons in the fire makes you strong and gives you ability to organize yourself in busy conditions.

02:15 PM May 27 2016 |



No, I have a little leisure now.

But at the end of the last year, I had so many irons in the fire. At that period, my mood was so bad. I was so depressed.

  It was the time during  the period of dealing with three certifications to one that it happened many problems.

  The agent who did the change of equity didn’t complete this duty at the appointed time. And they didn’t have the ability to do this thing finally. I was so angry for this.

 Then I found they lost one invoice. I need this invoice to do the procedure of “three certification to one”.

 Then my child had got a cold and need took her to see the doctor.

Then, I need to do the sweep for new year.

Then, I need draw many invoices and paid for many persons.

 And so on.

It is very good that all are passed.

03:31 AM Feb 25 2016 |

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