So many irons in the fire
August 10, 2012 11:59 AM Subscribe
A special edition two pound coin from 2006 depicts
the famous roof of Paddington Station, to commemorate Isambard Kingdom Brunel
. The edge inscription reads "SO MANY IRONS IN THE FIRE". Why?
posted by Talkie Toaster to work & money (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I appreciate that this is a common idiomatic phrase, but I can find no evidence online that it was said of, or by, Brunel; whether by his contemporaries or indeed anyone since. Practically the only results yielded by Googling for the edge inscription relate to the coin itself. I had more success
with Google Books, but nothing directly related to Brunel.