Idiom of the Week – Week 51

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to have bigger fish to fry”:  to have more important matters to deal with; Wichtigeres zu tun haben

Example 1:  We can’t worry about it at the moment — we have bigger fish to fry.

Example 2:  He had received an interesting offer last year, but at that time he had bigger fish to fry.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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