avoir d’autres chats à fouetter

The French expression “avoir d’autres chats à fouetter” translates literally to “to have other cats to whip”.

English meanings:

  • to have bigger fish to fry
  • have better things to do

French meaning:

  • d’autres choses à faire  – to have other things to do

Example sentence:

  • Martin ne veut pas gérer les affaires de ses subordonnés. Il a d’autres chats à fouetter. Martin doesn’t want to manage the business of his subordinates. He has better thinks to do.

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