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English definition of “fiddle around”

fiddle around

phrasal verb with fiddle    /ˈfɪd·əl/ verb [I always + adv/prep]
to take part in activity that doesn't achieve anything, esp. when this annoys someone: The legislature has fiddled around while our schools are falling apart. I wish they’d quit fiddling around with the tax law (= changing it without improving it).
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