Definition of pull someone's chestnuts out of the fire in English:

pull someone's chestnuts out of the fire

phrase

  • Succeed in a hazardous undertaking for someone else's benefit.

    • ‘For example, we have pulled your chestnuts out of the fire in two world wars that were occasioned by European diplomacy.’
    • ‘I think it'll take more than him to pull their chestnuts out of the fire.’
    • ‘Whatever it takes to pull his chestnuts out of the fire in Virginia.’
    • ‘As you know, part of the tens of billions of dollars that he is asking for today is to pull his chestnuts out of the fire.’
    • ‘When it comes to pulling his chestnuts out of the fire, however, the UAW leadership is at the ready.’
    • ‘So I think it's just idle to think that they can pull our chestnuts out of the fire.’