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№22 the fat is in the fire — a step has been taken, some¬ thing done, which commits to further action, or will produce excitements, indignation etc. 1. He rose. “Well, the fat’s in the fire. If you persist in your willfulness, you’ll have yourself to blame.” (J. Galsworthy) 2. Then the fat was in the fire! Dear Mamma took up the tale. (R. Aldington) 3. “Yes,” murmured Sir Lawrence, watching her, “the fat is in the fire,” as old Forsyte would have said. (J. Galsworthy)

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