better things to do

(I've) (got) better things to do.

There are better ways to spend my time.; I cannot waste any more time on this matter. (Either I've got oil have.) Andy: Good-bye. I've got better things to do than stand around here listening to you brag. Henry: Well, good-bye and good riddance. Mary: How did things go at your meeting with the zoning board? Sally: I gave up. Can't fight city hall. Better things to do.
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