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Synonyms for diddle

to get money or something else from by deceitful trickery

to pass time without working or in avoiding work

Synonyms for diddle

manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination

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HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE: Family show at Middlesbrough Theatre
In the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle, which animal jumped over the moon?
The Eugene Parent Child Preschool performs a skit from "Hey Diddle Diddle, The Rhymes and Riddles of Mother Goose," the school's annual children's play, scheduled for this weekend and next.
Hey Diddle Diddle,'' by Sally Mavor (Rising Moon; $5.
Hey Diddle Diddle," "A-Tisket A-Tasket" and "The Muffin Mall" are just a few of the songs in Book One.
He had the normally reserved Southport crowd on their feet, clapping along to the thundering accompaniment of the London band, Rocking Horse, as he ran through his hits like, Palisades Park, Tallahassie Lassie, Way down Yonder in New Orleans and Buzz Buzz a Diddle It, as well as rousing versions of Shake Rattle and Roll and a Chuck Berry medley.
There is always ah enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end.
The bedding line includes comforters, fitted crib sheets, bumper pads and receiving blankets in three themes: Storybook Friends for boys, based on the "Hey Diddle Diddle" nursery rhyme; a decorative floral pattern called Pink Posies for girls; and Toy Chest, a gender-neutral pattern with green bears and toys.
But - Buddy Holly put this best - it's raining, duh duh diddle, diddle dah, raining in my heart.
Christmas Eve was approaching; there was no time to diddle.
ALX can help promote broad public awareness of the vast education and training opportunities available through the association community," says Walt Diddle, CAE, executive director of the National Electrical Safety Foundation.
The system did indeed motor on pretty efficiently without him; perhaps his diddle time spared us from another Health Care Plan or two.
I'm sure he'll be especially delighted with the picture Hey Diddle Diddle by Lacey Derstine.
With a hey diddle diddle I play my fiddle and dance all kinds of jigs .
The networks, still "in denial" after the shock of this cable-born sucker punch to the very core of their existence, continue to diddle around with possible new variations on the dead old form - households made up of single mothers and their younger siblings, single fathers, more-bumbling-than-usual regular fathers, and so on.