Posted by James Briggs on December 05, 2000
In Reply to: Ive got bigger fish to fry posted by daniel on December 05, 2000
: does anyone know where and when this phrase originated and who by I have been searching and searching but I cant find the answer I need a reply as soon as posible its for a uni project can anyone help me
Can't answer your question for sure - I suspect the origin is lost in the mist of time. I konw the expression as 'other fish to fry' and not 'bigger'. Out of interest, the German equivalent is; "I have other hedgehogs to comb"