炸鱼条可是一道受欢迎的家常菜。不过当我们听到某人说他有更大的鱼需要炸的时候 I have bigger fish to fry，这和下厨房一点关系都没有，实际上他的意思是说他有更要紧的事情需要处理。
I know you’re upset that we’re not going away on holiday this year, but we’ve got bigger fish to fry - I think I’m going to lose my job.
Sometimes I think the police don’t worry about some petty crimes as they have bigger fish to fry.
鱼如果离开了水怎么能存活呢？如果你碰到了令你不自在的情况，你就可以用 a fish out of water 来形容你的感觉。
I felt like a fish out of water at the nursery party. I was the only dad there.
I was a real fish out of water when I first moved to London. I was used to the quiet country life and I didn’t know anyone.