singular "small fry"

Alison Murie sagehen7470 at ATT.NET
Fri Dec 19 16:52:22 UTC 2008

Tom Engelhardt, writing about the collapse of the book market, says,
of one of its victims, "He was just a small fry"....... While this is
perfectly clear & reasonable, to me, "small fry" is an invariable mass
noun, like "scampi."

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