Meaning of “fiddle around” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “fiddle around” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fiddle around

phrasal verb with fiddle us /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).

(Definition of “fiddle around” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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