bigger fish to fry

bigger fish to fry

More important matters to deal with. I can't worry about that now, I've got bigger fish to fry! I want Chris to help me with this project, but he claims he has bigger fish to fry right now.
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Surely they have bigger fish to fry at such an important time for all of the authorities?
JOHN Gosden has bigger fish to fry but his promising filly French Dressing can give the stable a confidence boost in the British Stallion Studs EBF Lyric Fillies Stakes at York.
Newcastle have an interest in Austin and Danny Ings, of Burnley, although both will have bigger fish to fry if United don't manage to stay in the Premier League.
Many of the big names have bigger fish to fry with the Masters just round the corner, while Mickelson has bigger fish to fry with lunch just round the corner.
And Blackley, who signed Jukebox for the Hibees in 1984, said: "I thought Gordon wouldn't hang around Easter Road too long because he had bigger fish to fry and that's how it turned out as he signed for Chelsea.
Candy has much bigger fish to fry in the Sprint Cup on Saturday, in which Music Master will run provided he passes a precautionary scope.
ARSENAL are also keen on the Swiss striker, but the Toon hierarchy hope the Gunners have bigger fish to fry.
According to Haye, although he has got bigger fish to fry than Fury, he will not disrespect Fury and intended to make his plans go his way.
However, Vinci, who had a first-round bye in Carlsbad, may not put too much stall into shining so early in the US Open Series with bigger fish to fry in Canada and Cincinnati in the coming weeks.
Liverpool's connection goes back as far as his Hamilton Academical days but they do not appear to be interested in the player now, whilst Manchester City probably have bigger fish to fry and at best he would only be a squad player there.
But dinner lady Maggie has bigger fish to fry as Grantly's kidney condition worsens.
Meanwhile, Ralph has bigger fish to fry - he's decided to fund the ongoing war with France.
We've got bigger fish to fry," Obama told Barbara Walters during an interview with (http://abcnews.
CAN Echo readers tell me where you can get good fish & chips in Cardiff ("Firm has bigger fish to fry after largest ever order", July 9)?
We've got bigger fish to fry now in the league, but it's disappointing as we have done brilliantly.