Definition of small fry in English:

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  • 1Insignificant people or things: he was small fry and privy to nothing
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    • There is no way the Crown Prosecution Service can stick the loans scandal merely on the small fry.
    • Some of those companies are big fish, and others are small fry.
    • She was one of the youngest members in the Dance Club after all, small fry and unimportant.
  • 2Young fish: undersized whiting and other small fry
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    • We were surrounded instead by scores of other boats, all equally idle, and the only fish I saw all day were the silvery small fry used for bait, swimming in tight circles in their holding tank.
    • Rough season conceal the shoals of small fry upon which they survive.
    • For example, Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum and Cichlasoma citrinellum are able to discriminate their own small fry from those of other species.

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