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Idioms with Fire
Idioms that use the word Fire
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Language - English
01/19/2011

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«Playing with fire»
Definition
doing something that will have dangerous consequences like for example standing in the middle of a forest and teasing a wild bear
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«jumping out of the frying pan into the fire»
Definition
Going from one bad situation into another one that is just as bad
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«adding fuel to the fire»
Definition
when someone comes along and tries to help you but only makes things ten times worse
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«they will never set the Thames on fire».
Definition
someone who is competent but will never do anything really amazing or dynamic
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«getting on like a house on fire»
Definition
when two people are seen to be getting on very well with each other
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«under fire»
Definition
under attack
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«the burning question»
Definition
a matter of great interest to many to know
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«burn the midnight oil»
Definition
spend hours studying till late to find the answer 
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«keep the home fires burning»
Definition
have money to pay for his house and family
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«burning the candle at both ends»
Definition
working too many hours
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«burnt his boats»
Definition
couldn't go back and change what has been done
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«old flame»
Definition
a former girlfriend 
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«fired with enthusiasm»
Definition
greatly encouraged
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«shot down in flames»
Definition
heavily criticised
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«have several irons in the fire»
Definition
have several business interests
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«get their fingers burnt»
Definition
do not succced in a project