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What is the meaning of too many irons in the fire?
What does too many irons in the fire mean?
Asked in History
Who came up with the idiom too many irons in the fire?
Though I was unable to find out who created the phrase, I did find out some of it's history for you. One reference says it has to do with the blacksmith trade. A good blacksmith would have a skilled apprentice that would be able to juggle man projects at once. But an apprentice that became overwhelmed would be said to have, "Too many irons in the fire." This would be the mark of an inefficient blacksmith or useless apprentice. Such is the case when we use this term today. When someone becomes overwhelmed by too many tasks on the go or a particularly difficult task, they too are said to have "too many irons in the fire." This term originated in the 16th century. Source is quoted below if you want more information on this idiom.
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Are curling irons or flat irons better for loose waves?
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How do you heat an iron bar?
Usually the cast iron or iron pieces are put directly into flame.As with blacksmiths, or when used in coaches or older cars. The irons were put in the fire, and taken out to be used. The servant or person in charge of the heat would would have to be aware of how long they had been in to insure that they weren't heated to a temp that would cause them to change shape. If an iron was left too long, it would "melt" or it could damage anything it was contacted with. Thus the famous line, "too many irons in the fire."
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Asked in Chemistry, Metal and Alloys
Why are coils of electic toasters and electric irons made of an alloy rather than a pure metal?
To enable them to cope with the extreme heat that they generate. The heating elements in toasters and irons can hot up to several hundreds of degrees Centigrade, so for that reason, they need to be made of metals that are resistant enough to cope with that without melting, but which are at the same time light enough for the user to handle them without difficulty. They also need to be made of a metal that does not conduct the heat to other parts of the appliance, which would cause immense damage and be very dangerous. It would in theory be possible to make them out of some of the heavier pure metals, such as iron (as, indeed, old-fashioned flat-irons were, that were heated on the fire and gave modern 'irons' their name). However, this would make them far too heat-conductive and also too heavy for convenient use.
What does it mean when windows movie maker says an interface has too many methods to fire events from?
Too many methods to fire events from means there are too many effects, transitions, overlays in your project. Complex video editing such as those mentioned are too complicated for a basic program like Windows Movie Maker to compile. Try removing some of transitions/effects and shorten the video length as well. This will help to alleviate the problem.
How does one know when to use the word too in a sentence?
When you include someone else in something e.g is Tony coming too? or Are you going to London too? Too is an adverb. It is an adding adverb and has the meaning of also. It is an adverb of degree and has the meaning of 'more than is needed'. Jon is coming too - meaning of also. The shoes are too big - meaning of more than needed