20 May

too many irons in the fire

Who taught: Zac

Today, it was crazy busy. There were three long conference calls with three different customers and I had to work on a project with very tight schedule. Having said that, there is a good expression you can use to describe the busy situation instead of saying just “so busy!”

Too many irons in the fire

A few weeks ago, I was with Zac in his car. He knows my blog and tries to think of new expressions that I can learn and write about. One of them was “too many irons in the fire.” Interestingly, Carl, my boss, used this expression when I was in his office talking about resource allocation for bunch of projects. During the meeting, he said, “Terry, looks like your name is all over the places. Well, I know you’ve got too many irons in the fire. Oh, do you know this expression?” “Yeah, I learned it from my friend but good to hear it being used by someone.”, I said.

Basically, it means you have a lot of projects going on at the same time. Think about its etymology! Simply, you can imagine  a picture of a blacksmith working on several pieces of irons at the same time. Well, it is a good thing to have a lot of work to do in this economy. I really thank God for that.

Well, once again, I am so tired now that today’s post will be very short. But, I hope you’ve got the proper number of irons in the fire.

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