have bigger fish to fry


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have bigger fish to fry

To have more important or more interesting things to do or attend to. It's really not worth my time; 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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have other fish to fry

To have more important or more interesting things to do or attend to. I hope the boss keeps this meeting short—we all have other 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.
See also: big, fish, fry, have