pull someone's chestnuts out of the fire

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Etymology 1[edit]

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pull someone's chestnuts out of the fire

  1. Alternative form of pull someone's bacon out of the fire

Etymology 2[edit]

A reference to The Monkey and the Cat.

Verb[edit]

pull someone's chestnuts out of the fire

  1. To do another person's difficult work.
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