fries


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to fries: Fries rearrangement

fry the fat out of

To get money out of someone through violence and/or extortion. If you don't pay up, I'll have my men fry the fat out of you, don't you worry. It's time to fry the fat out of you, Stan, because I always get my money, one way or another.
See also: fat, fry, of, out

a few fries short of a Happy Meal

A pejorative phrase meaning not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. It can appear in many different forms and variations (for example: a few bricks shy of a load, a few cards shy of a full deck, etc.). Every time Paul tells me about his latest conspiracy theory, I can't help thinking that he's a few fries short of a Happy Meal.
See also: few, fries, happy, meal, of, short

small fry

1. A small, young child (or children). An allusion to newly hatched fish. Can be singular or plural, and can also be pluralized as "small fries." There's a bouncy castle out the back for the small fry, and we have video games set up in the living room for the older kids. You're still just a small fry. When you're bigger, you can come skateboarding, too.
2. By extension, trifling, unimportant, or inconsequential persons or things. I've been trying to raise my concerns about the project, but the company's upper management doesn't listen to small fry like me. The investigations have turned up small fries so far, but I think they're getting closer to the big money laundering scheme.
See also: fry, small

fry up

To use direct heat to cook some food, often in fat or oil. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fry" and "up." Oh, I'm just frying up some bacon for breakfast.
See also: fry, up

fry something up

to cook something by frying. Let's fry some chicken up for dinner. We fried up some chicken.
See also: fry, up

small fry

 
1. Lit. newly hatched fish; small, juvenile fish. The catch was bad today. Nothing but small fry.
2. Fig. unimportant people. The police have only caught the small fry. The leader of the gang is still free. You people are just small fry! I want to talk to the boss.
3. Fig. children. Peter's taking the small fry to the zoo. We should take the small fry to the pantomime.
See also: fry, small

small fry

1. Young children, as in This show is not suitable for small fry.
2. Persons of little importance or influence, as in She wasn't about to invite the Washington small fry to the reception. Both usages allude to fry in the sense of "young or small fish." [Late 1800s]
See also: fry, small

ˈsmall fry

(informal) people, groups or businesses that are not considered to be important or powerful: These local companies are only small fry compared to the huge multinationals. OPPOSITE: a big name/noise/shot
See also: fry, small

fry up

v.
To prepare or make something by frying: I'll fry up some pancakes for breakfast. They fried some bacon up for the sandwiches.
See also: fry, up

been bobbing for fries

phr. [has] a really ugly face. (As if badly burned.) Look at that face. Been bobbing for fries, I guess.
See also: been, bob, fries

small fry

1. n. anything or anyone small or unimportant. (Fry are juvenile fish.) Don’t worry about the small fry. You have to please the fat-cats.
2. n. small children. The small fries have eaten and are getting ready for bed.
See also: fry, small
References in periodicals archive ?
Fries, which are called chips in Britain, are thicker there than in the U.
non-IR-prepped fresh fries, the IR prep is also suitable for fries that are partially processed at a potato-processing plant, says Pan.
This permitted us to monitoring the core temperature of the French fries during instrumental texture measurements.
Warm french fries from four different food-court vendors (including your favorite) * knife * ruler * 120 paper napkins (grease is best seen on brown napkins) * large, heavy book * timer * pencil * paper
Talk about Belgium, and you talk about fries," says Paul Ilegems, an Antwerp art academy teacher who has explored, exposed and explained the Belgian love of fries in three books and a travelling art show.
Thus, Fries carries a determination to keep his disability hidden well past adolescence.
org/) Chef Point CafAaAaAeA@ , Fort Worth, Texas: Th serve fried chicken with roast potatoes and fries.
tackles a fish taco at the Del Mar Brigantine, which fries and grills 'em.
Savo Fries, manager of Houlihan/ Lawrence's Jefferson Valley, Yorktown Heights and Croton-on-Hudson offices, has been named New York State Realtor of the Year by the New York State Association of Realtors.
X-Treme Fries[R] are also available in four other flavors: Inferno[R] Fries flavored with Tabasco[R] Sauce, Cracked Black Pepper Fries[R], Sassy Salt & Vinegar Fries[R] and Jalapeno Fire Fries[TM].
That's why Ian's Sweet Potato Fries are such a find.
VEGETARIAN: cheese quesadilla, mozzarella sticks, onion peels, Caesar salad (without Caesar Salad dressing), low-fat veggie quesadilla, French fries, new potatoes, coleslaw, mixed side salad, cheese nachos, cheese pizza, grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese, pasta primavera
Slash french fry cooking times by 50% or more with 'The Fastest Fries in Foodservice.
diet come from the 5 billion pounds of partially hydrogenated cooking oils used annually to make french fries and other fried foods.
McDonald's is known for trying out wacky changes to their food items at their international locations so there isn't much surprise that the fast-food giant is introducing Halloween Witch Fries to their menu.