Fiddle factor



noun phrase

A cheating maneuver; tricky move: The Navigation Foundation’s study ”has more fiddle factors than the New York Philharmonic” (1980s+)

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    [fid-l-fad-l] /ˈfɪd lˌfæd l/ noun 1. . 2. something trivial. verb (used without object), fiddle-faddled, fiddle-faddling. 3. to fuss with trifles. interjection 4. (used to express irritation, impatience, etc.) /ˈfɪdəlˌfædəl/ noun, interjection 1. trivial matter; nonsense verb 2. (intransitive) to fuss or waste time, esp over trivial matters 1570s (n.); 1630s (v.), apparently a reduplication […]

  • Fiddle-footed

    [fid-l-foo t-id] /ˈfɪd lˌfʊt ɪd/ adjective, Informal. 1. restlessly wandering.



  • Fiddlefucking

    adjective Particular and accursed; damn •Used for vehement and vulgar emphasis: Not one swingin’ dick will be leavin’ this fiddlefuckin’ area (1960s+)

  • Fiddle-pattern

    noun 1. a pattern of spoon or fork having a handle that narrows abruptly from a broad, flat upper part and terminates with a pronounced shoulder above the bowl or tines. noun 1. the style of a spoon or fork with a violin-shaped handle



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