There are bigger carrots to pull. I propose this as an alternative to “bigger fish to fry.”
I was writing to a colleague, who is a committed vegetarian, and wanted to write,
“There are more important fish to fry.”
That didn’t seem right. So I suggested “there are bigger carrots to pull.” Same idea. More palatable to the non-carnivores out there.
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I can’t say “shades of grey” anymore thanks to that annoying book. I’m looking at you
Can we sue her for changing the language and the connotations of an idiom?
Funny, odd, touching chat with an old and dear friend….
how are you?
me: today good. Overall, pent up ambition of 20 years trying to fit through the small nozzle of what can be done….
friend: have you ever seen a sea horse penis?
me: ?? auto correct damn you?
are you getting fresh with me?
Friend: i imagine your flow is something like that
that is a touching and icky compliment
LOL- later- I think he meant cuz the male carries the eggs… and is “impregnated” by the female…