Definition of have other (or bigger) fish to fry in English:

have other (or bigger) fish to fry

phrase

  • 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’
    • ‘If an inner city parent ignores a summons, the police and courts have bigger fish to fry.’
    • ‘But the people exploiting this saga have other fish to fry.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They have been ignored by the vast majority of Irish politicians who appear to have bigger fish to fry at home.’
    • ‘For quite a number of years now, they've had bigger fish to fry.’
    • ‘To be honest it's a trivial matter and I have bigger fish to fry.’
    • ‘He's not well liked, but this week, the housemates 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.’
    • ‘Its an old trick I learned a long time ago, sometime I'll teach you, but right now we have bigger fish to fry.’
    • ‘The CEO obviously felt he had bigger fish to fry as he pursued an ambitious overseas expansion strategy.’