the fat is in the fire Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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the fat is in the fire

informal said when something has been said or done that will ​cause a lot of ​trouble
(Definition of the fat is in the fire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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