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other fish to fry

Also, better or bigger fish to fry . More important matters to attend to, as in They asked me to help with the decorations, but I have other fish to fry. [Mid-1500s]
See also: fish, fry, other

other fish to fry

Informal
Other matters to attend to: He declined to come along to the movie, saying he had other fish to fry.
See also: fish, fry, other