One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Have other (or more important) matters to attend to.‘the currency markets have had other fish to fry, with all attention focused on the dollar and yen’
- ‘For quite a number of years now, they've had bigger fish to fry.’
- ‘But the people exploiting this saga have other fish to fry.’
- ‘Its an old trick I learned a long time ago, sometime I'll teach you, but right now we have bigger fish to fry.’
- ‘But I think we have to put that anger and rage aside and wait until the appropriate time, because we have bigger fish to fry.’
- ‘They have been ignored by the vast majority of Irish politicians who appear to have bigger fish to fry at home.’
- ‘To be honest it's a trivial matter and I have bigger fish to fry.’
- ‘The CEO obviously felt he had bigger fish to fry as he pursued an ambitious overseas expansion strategy.’
- ‘So I think we ought to respect this threat and we ought to be very careful, but obviously we still have other fish to fry with the international terrorist network.’
- ‘If an inner city parent ignores a summons, the police and courts have bigger fish to fry.’
- ‘He's not well liked, but this week, the housemates have bigger fish to fry.’
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