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Definition of small fry in English:

plural noun

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
More example sentences
  • 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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