fat is in the fire


fat is in the fire
Something has happened that will cause trouble or make a bad situation worse. * /He found out you took it? Well, the fat's in the fire now./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • fat is in the fire — Something has happened that will cause trouble or make a bad situation worse. * /He found out you took it? Well, the fat s in the fire now./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fat\ is\ in\ the\ fire — Something has happened that will cause trouble or make a bad situation worse. He found out you took it? Well, the fat s in the fire now …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fat's\ in\ the\ fire — Something has happened that will cause trouble or make a bad situation worse. He found out you took it? Well, the fat s in the fire now …   Словарь американских идиом

  • the fat is in the fire — A critical act has precipitated the trouble • • • Main Entry: ↑fat * * * something has happened that will surely lead to an unpleasant result or angry reaction …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) fat is in the fire — the fat is in the fire phrase used for saying that something has happened that is going to cause a lot of trouble Thesaurus: words used to describe difficult situationssynonym Main entry: fat …   Useful english dictionary

  • the fat is in the fire — (from Idioms in Speech) a step has been taken, something done, which commits to further action, or will produce excitements, indignation etc. He rose. Well, the fat s in the fire. If you persist in your willfulness, you ll have yourself to blame …   Idioms and examples

  • (the) fat is in the fire — old fashioned something that you say which means there will soon be problems because of something that has happened. Susie knows you ve been seeing her boyfriend, so the fat s in the fire …   New idioms dictionary

  • the fat is in the fire — something has happened that will inevitably cause trouble. → fat …   English new terms dictionary

  • the fat is in the fire — used for saying that something has happened that is going to cause a lot of trouble …   English dictionary

  • the fat is in the fire — idi something has been done or started that cannot be reversed and will probably have dramatic or serious consequences …   From formal English to slang