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irons the fire

See definition of irons the fire on Dictionary.com
  • as inprospect
  • as iniron(s) in the fire

synonyms for irons the fire

  • anticipation
  • chance
  • expectation
  • forecast
  • future
  • hope
  • likelihood
  • plan
  • possibility
  • probability
  • promise
  • proposal
  • thought
  • calculation
  • contemplation
  • expectancy
  • odds
  • opening
  • presumption
  • in the cards
  • irons in the fire
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antonyms for irons the fire

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  • hopelessness
  • impossibility
  • unlikelihood
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    How to use irons the fire in a sentence

    Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    "A camp-fire would hardly flash and die out like that, Sarge," he answered thoughtfully.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    She got up and stood in front of the fire, having her hand on the chimney-piece and looking down at the blaze.
    CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
    The fire had been heaped over with earth—to screen it from prying eyes, I suppose, while the good work went on.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    But, as the keel of the boats touched bottom, each boat-load dashed into the water and then into the enemy's fire.
    GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
    The men, whose poniards his sword parried, had recourse to fire-arms, and two pistols were fired at him.
    THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
    The smoke from her kitchen fire rose white as she put in dry sumac to give it a start.
    THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
    The rebels wished to advance from Lutao, but were kept back by the fire from the gunboat Maria Cristina.
    THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
    They found a few belated sowars of the 3d Cavalry, who took refuge in a wood, and the artillery opened fire at the trees!
    THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
    The camp grew still, except for the rough and ready cook pottering about the fire, boiling buffalo-meat and mixing biscuit-dough.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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