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fry the fat out of

To get money out of someone through violence and/or extortion. If you don't pay up, I'll have my men fry the fat out of you, don't you worry. It's time to fry the fat out of you, Stan, because I always get my money, one way or another.
See also: fat, fry, of, out

a few fries short of a Happy Meal

A pejorative phrase meaning not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. It can appear in many different forms and variations (for example: a few bricks shy of a load, a few cards shy of a full deck, etc.). Every time Paul tells me about his latest conspiracy theory, I can't help thinking that he's a few fries short of a Happy Meal.
See also: few, fries, happy, meal, of, short

small fry

1. A small, young child (or children). An allusion to newly hatched fish. Can be singular or plural, and can also be pluralized as "small fries." There's a bouncy castle out the back for the small fry, and we have video games set up in the living room for the older kids. You're still just a small fry. When you're bigger, you can come skateboarding, too.
2. By extension, trifling, unimportant, or inconsequential persons or things. I've been trying to raise my concerns about the project, but the company's upper management doesn't listen to small fry like me. The investigations have turned up small fries so far, but I think they're getting closer to the big money laundering scheme.
See also: fry, small

fry up

To use direct heat to cook some food, often in fat or oil. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fry" and "up." Oh, I'm just frying up some bacon for breakfast.
See also: fry, up

been bobbing for fries

A phrase used to convey that someone has a hideous face (as if they had put their face in a deep-fryer to pull out fries with their teeth). That guy's so ugly, it's like he's been bobbing for fries!
See also: been, bob, fries

fry something up

to cook something by frying. Let's fry some chicken up for dinner. We fried up some chicken.
See also: fry, up

small fry

 
1. Lit. newly hatched fish; small, juvenile fish. The catch was bad today. Nothing but small fry.
2. Fig. unimportant people. The police have only caught the small fry. The leader of the gang is still free. You people are just small fry! I want to talk to the boss.
3. Fig. children. Peter's taking the small fry to the zoo. We should take the small fry to the pantomime.
See also: fry, small

small fry

1. Young children, as in This show is not suitable for small fry.
2. Persons of little importance or influence, as in She wasn't about to invite the Washington small fry to the reception. Both usages allude to fry in the sense of "young or small fish." [Late 1800s]
See also: fry, small

ˈsmall fry

(informal) people, groups or businesses that are not considered to be important or powerful: These local companies are only small fry compared to the huge multinationals. OPPOSITE: a big name/noise/shot
See also: fry, small

fry up

v.
To prepare or make something by frying: I'll fry up some pancakes for breakfast. They fried some bacon up for the sandwiches.
See also: fry, up

been bobbing for fries

phr. [has] a really ugly face. (As if badly burned.) Look at that face. Been bobbing for fries, I guess.
See also: been, bob, fries

small fry

1. n. anything or anyone small or unimportant. (Fry are juvenile fish.) Don’t worry about the small fry. You have to please the fat-cats.
2. n. small children. The small fries have eaten and are getting ready for bed.
See also: fry, small
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If it was any other celebrity's parking space, Fries could have gotten into serious trouble.
'But they are a favourite with children here,' he says as the waiter prepares another platter of wavy fries to take inside.
Satisfries also are pricier, costing about $1.89 for a small order, compared with a $1.59 for regular fries.
In these experiments, Pan's group used an IR unit with emitters that heated the top and underside of the fries, each a square-cut strip about 3/8-inch by 4 inches.
Recent market research has found that nearly two-thirds of consumers say they are "extremely interested" or "interested" in hand cut/fresh cut fries. And, 36% expect a "better-for-you" option to include hand cut/fresh cut fries.
Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries has expanded rapidly in the United States, attracting several restaurant industry veterans including the former CEO of Caribou Coffee and former COO of Jersey Mike's.
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Tefal, a leader in small domestic equipments, has launched its new frying appliance Tefal Actifry which uses one teaspoon of oil to cook one kilogram of French fries, according to a statement.
Fries has an outstanding track record for being able to deliver quality on an aggressive schedule.
Although numerous studies have been conducted to explore the possibilities of reducing acrylamide levels in French fries, a team of researchers from Turkey has shown that by reducing the frying time and hence the acrylamide formation by microwave pre-cooking of potato strips prior to frying.
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Then, he covers the 10 centimeter (4 inch) cicadas with flour and fries them in olive oil until crispy.
When noon roils around you'll be ravenous and prone to stuffing your face with feel-good foods that do nothing for you (fries, sodas, cookies).
In the United States, six midwestern states account for 80 percent of the country's cooking oil, the largest share of which is used to make fries. Other oils used for fries come from corn and cottonseed.
According to a recent national Impulse Research survey, 72 percent of Americans are looking for the "crispy" taste in a superior french fry and 65 percent wish french fries at home tasted like restaurant fries.