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Trivial matters; nonsense.‘he's concerned with petty fiddle-faddle about his personal arrangements’
- ‘There is, however, a glue that holds all this fiddle-faddle together and gives it a certain inner logic.’
- ‘And what is all that fiddle-faddle about the door sticking just by getting shut all the way?’
Bother with trifles; fuss.‘you haven't time to fiddle-faddle about like that’
fool about, fool around, play about, play around, clown about, clown around, fiddle-faddle, footle about, footle aroundView synonyms
- ‘We shouldn't fiddle-faddle around with the Samurai-Cons on the loose.’
- ‘It's easier to stop at fast food restaurants than fiddle faddle around and make breakfast?’
Late 16th century: reduplication of fiddle.
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