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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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'.
There are bigger fish to fry and there are real problems in the world.
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.
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.
No matter, since the fifth Beatle had other famous fish to fry - but it is an occasion I readily recall for its rarity.
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.
We've got bigger fish to fry," Obama told Barbara Walters during an interview with (http://abcnews.
CAN Echo readers tell me where you can get good fish & chips in Cardiff ("Firm has bigger fish to fry after largest ever order", July 9)?
Nancy is shocked to learn she's actually getting married today, but she has bigger fish to fry - can she forgive Darren for his deception?
We've got bigger fish to fry now in the league, but it's disappointing as we have done brilliantly.