French translation of 'fiddle'
1. (= instrument) violon m
to play the fiddle jouer du violon
to be as fit as a fiddle [person] être en pleine forme
to play second fiddle to sb jouer les seconds rôles à côté de qn
2. (informal) (= cheating) combine f ⧫ escroquerie f
tax fiddle fraude f fiscale
to be on the fiddle (Britain) (= cheat) traficoter
to work a fiddle traficoter
(informal) (Britain) [accounts] falsifier ⧫ truquer
(= play violin) jouer du violon
to be fiddling while Rome burns se perdre en futilités au lieu d’agir
Phrasal verbsfiddle with
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Example Sentences Including 'fiddle'
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The rest is fiddling around the edges.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Cats composed tunes on fiddles, making music that only I could hear.What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story (1989)
There were doors on both sides of the corridor and a man was fiddling with the lock of one them about twenty feet in front of me.Broken Lives (1993)
And she will be on banjo and fiddle again, after putting them to one side for the solo album.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
But show bosses are now fiddling around with the timeline to make it fluid enough for him to reappear.The Sun (2014)
But the band began to gel and the unlikely blend of African rhythm, folk fiddle and classical cadences to work its whimsical magic.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
He has fiddled with the music.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He was once observed listening to one of Scotland's leading fiddle players with tears of emotion running down his face.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
IT'S not easy playing second fiddle.The Sun (2013)
It gradually draws you in, though the grating incidental fiddle music does its best to spit you back out again.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It would not fiddle around the edges but pile into the heart of the beast.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Make it clear you aren't prepared to play second fiddle to anyone.The Sun (2016)
She fiddled about with guitar leads and made goofy faces.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
So my friend's daughter had to walk around like a target with 700 in her bag presumably so that a shameless landlord could fiddle his tax.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The judges see acts as diverse as brass bands, a harmonica and beat box player and a 21-year-old fiddle player.The Sun (2010)
The only danger is you may end up spending more time fiddling with buttons and poring over data than you do outdoors.The Sun (2016)
They are rebuked swiftly for fiddling with pens or not paying attention as the teacher fires questions to test their knowledge.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
They run a family business in which senior members of the family have been fiddling the accounts.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
They were a rock band, but one with a fiddle player as frontman.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
While he waited for me he was in the sitting room, fiddling with his guitar.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But he's not resigned to playing second fiddle to the captain, far from it.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Since then, he has always played second fiddle.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The small ones are a lot of stone and skin and fiddling about.The Sun (2014)
Seeking to constrain the supply of new properties and fiddling with the tax system at the margins is not a housing policy.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The dangers of fiddling further with tax relief like this are threefold.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They have learned second fiddle by playing in the gaps between the comings and goings of staffers.Christianity Today (2000)
This probably wasn't the first time life fiddled with the thermostat.Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)
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'fiddle' in Other Languages
British English: fiddle VERB
to fiddle with sth If you fiddle with an object, you keep moving it or touching it with your fingers.
She fiddled with a pen on the desk.
British English: fiddle NOUN
Some people call violins fiddles, especially when they are used to play folk music.
He played the fiddle at local dances.
Translation of fiddle from the Collins English to French Dictionary