fish to fry

fish to fry

Matters to deal with. Often used in the phrases "bigger fish to fry" or "other fish to fry." I can't deal with this right now, I've got other fish to fry! Susie did bring me the latest report, but I've got bigger fish to fry at the moment.
See also: fish, fry
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This second tier report doesn't add much new information and shouldn't impact the markets, which have bigger fish to fry.
s Rayner'sP ICK 2 NEWPORT 0 MAN CITY 5 Newport's Rodney Parade pitch will not be one for pretty passing and City, who have Champions League game in midweek and a Premier League title to fight for will have bigger fish fish to fry - but they are still Manchester City.
I think NAB must have other big fish to fry instead of this.
"There are bigger fish to fry and there are real problems in the world.
COVENTRY'S very own jobs guru Councilllor Jim O'Boyle really does have some cheek after insisting that the council has 'bigger fish to fry' following the announcement that The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors' (RICS) will be leaving the city for new premises in Birmingham, taking with them 250 Coventry jobs.
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?
JOHN Gosden has bigger fish to fry but his promising filly French Dressing can give the stable a confidence boost in the British Stallion Studs EBF Lyric Fillies Stakes at York.
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.
Candy has much bigger fish to fry in the Sprint Cup on Saturday, in which Music Master will run provided he passes a precautionary scope.
Mississippi has too many good fish to fry, pan-fry, and grill, so grab your fishing pole (or your purse) and bring home fresh fish for dinner tonight.
ARSENAL are also keen on the Swiss striker, but the Toon hierarchy hope the Gunners have bigger fish to fry.
But dinner lady Maggie has bigger fish to fry as Grantly's kidney condition worsens.