The meaning of, and background to, the well-known expression "The fat is in the fire."
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T Fat I I T F
The fat is in the fire
Something that's likely to lead to trouble has started and looks like it can't be stopped.
This expression has been in use since at least the 16th century and was first recorded in John Heywood's still famous book of proverbs published in 1546.
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