have bigger fish to fry


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have bigger fish to fry

 and have other fish to fry; have more important fish to fry
Fig. to have other things to do; to have more important things to do. I can't take time for your problem. I have other fish to fry. I won't waste time on your question. I have bigger fish to fry.
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have bigger fish to fry

also have other fish to fry
to have something more important or more interesting to do I couldn't spend a lot of time on the problem – I had other fish to fry.
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have bigger/other fish to fry

to have something more important or more interesting to do I couldn't waste my time trying to reach an agreement with them, I had other fish to fry.
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