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English definition of “fiddle”


noun [C]     /ˈfɪdl/ informal
something dishonest that is done in order to get money : tax/expenses/insurance fiddle A year later , he changed the rule , on the grounds that it was being used as a tax fiddle.
on the fiddle involved in dishonest behaviour , usually to get money : One in two holidaymakers claiming for lost luggage could be on the fiddle, claims a leading travel insurance firm .
play second fiddle to sb/sth to be seen as less important than another person or thing: There were times when security seemed to play second fiddle to how the security company wanted to present itself to the world .
(Definition of fiddle noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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