Idiom of the Day – “Bigger Fish to Fry”

bigger-fish-to-fryTo have “bigger fish to fry” means to have something more important to do:

In an interview with ABC News, President Obama told Barbara Walters that recreational pot smoking in states that have legalized the drug is not a major concern for his administration.  “We’ve got bigger fish to fry,” Obama  said. “It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that it’s legal.”