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fidget

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tinker

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fraud

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violin

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Synonyms for fiddle

to move one's fingers or hands in a nervous or aimless fashion

to handle something idly, ignorantly, or destructively

fiddle away: to pass (time) without working or in avoiding work

Synonyms for fiddle

bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family

avoid (one's assigned duties)

commit fraud and steal from one's employer

play the violin or fiddle

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play on a violin

manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination

play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly

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try to fix or mend

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Plaid's constant faffing on the sidelines and fiddling while Rome burns in relation to our mountains being swamped by giant windfarms and dodging the independence question at every turn is precisely why BC is not affiliated to any political party.
Andonce againIcan'thelp thinking of Nero fiddling while Rome burns.
But this time the House of Commons' "summer" break - which lasts until October - seems even more than usual a case of Nero fiddling while Rome burns.
Or he could just continue to be football's answer to the Emperor Nero, fiddling while Rome burns.
But the longer he does nothing, the more he looks like a latterday Nero, fiddling while Rome burns.
Because read together those stories conjure up a vivid picture of a bunch of Neros fiddling while Rome burns.
Until we get a proper plan to combat global warming which includes the safeguarding of the rainforests and a veto on huge unoccupied buildings being brilliantlylit all night, measures such as low energy bulbs seem like fiddling while Rome burns.
It is no exaggeration to state that the Eisteddfod has all but hit the financial buffers, and yet our 'National' Assembly seems to be fiddling while Rome burns.