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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But as title holders and Champions League winners respectively, both City and Liverpool have bigger fish to fry.
The O's have bigger fish to fry - promotion back to the Football League - and made seven changes, resting their big guns.
But, of course, there are bigger fish to fry. Back at the station, Geordie (Robson Green) is called to a young woman in a bad way.
But of course there are bigger fish to fry. Back at the station, Geordie (Robson Green) is called to a young woman in a bad way.
Lincoln City upset the odds to taste Wembley success but the Shrews have bigger fish to fry with automatic promotion from Sky Bet League One still up for grabs.
It seems however that Nawaz has bigger fish to fry.
"There are bigger fish to fry and there are real problems in the world.
There are bigger fish to fry, "I think if we, both her and I, can be representatives of strong women that come together despite their differences, I think the whole world is going to go like, 'Yeah, well we can do this'."
Both camps have sought to play down talk of revenge and France skipper Lloris, who played in the game, insisted Ireland would have bigger fish to fry.
And while they have a Scottish Cup tie with Gers in January, Nish feels his men have bigger fish to fry.
Surely they have bigger fish to fry at such an important time for all of the authorities?
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.
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.
But dinner lady Maggie has bigger fish to fry as Grantly's kidney condition worsens.