• When someone says they have better fish to fry it means they have more important things to do.

  • To have something more interesting things to do.

  • To have more important things to deal with.

1. I didn’t call them back because I had better fish to fry.

 

2. I refuse to waste any more time trying reach an agreement with you, I have better fish to fry.

 

3.Celebrities have better fish to fry than to sit around giving interviews.

 

4. I have better fish to fry than to take care of your every time you get drunk.

at it, diligent, employed, engaged, having a full plate, having enough on one’s plate, having many irons in the fire, in a meeting, in conference,  in the field, industrious, on assignment, occupied, on duty, on the go, overloaded, persevering, slaving, swamped, tied up, up to one’s ears

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