Definition of on the fiddle in English:

on the fiddle


  • Engaged in cheating or swindling.

    • ‘The cross section of hospitals that were tested was only a fraction in the country and we can safely assume that statistically most of those will be on the fiddle too.’
    • ‘Our main suspicion was a sales droid on the fiddle.’
    • ‘We will continue to remind ourselves that those listed in this report were not necessarily on the fiddle.’
    • ‘Now in spite of the fact Duke'd been on the fiddle, neither his wife nor his dreaded mother-in-law knew about his shenanigans.’