What is Pull someone’s chestnuts out of the fire?
Pull someone’s chestnuts out of the fire definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
any of the several deciduous trees constituting the genus Castanea, of the beech family, having toothed, oblong leaves and bearing edible nuts enclosed in a prickly bur, and including C. dentata (American chestnut), which has been virtually destroyed by the chestnut blight, C. sativa (European chestnut), C. mollissima (Chinese chestnut), and C. crenata (Japanese chestnut).
the edible nut of such a tree.
the wood of any of these trees.
any fruit or tree resembling the chestnut, as the horse chestnut.
an old or stale joke, anecdote, etc.
the callosity on the inner side of the leg of a horse.
a reddish-brown horse having the mane and tail of the same color.Compare bay5(def 2).
Also called liver chestnut. a horse of a solid, dark-brown color.
being reddish-brown in color.
(of food) containing or made with chestnuts: turkey with chestnut stuffing.