To do something trivial and irresponsible in the midst of an emergency; legend has it that while a fire destroyed the city of Rome, the emperor Nero played his violin, thus revealing his total lack of concern for his people and his empire.
Occupy oneself with unimportant matters and neglect important ones during a crisis. For example, The account was falling through, but he was more worried about missing his golf game—talk about fiddling while Rome burns! This expression alludes to the legend that the Emperor Nero played his fiddle while watching the conflagration of Rome. [ Mid-1600s ]
[fid-l-woo d] /ˈfɪd lˌwʊd/ noun 1. the heavy, hard, durable of various West Indian and other trees. 2. any of these trees, especially species of the genera Citharexylum and Vitex. /ˈfɪdəlˌwʊd/ noun 1. any of various tropical American verbenaceous trees of the genus Citharexylum and related genera 2. the hard durable wood of any of […]
fibromyoma fi·bro·my·o·ma (fī’brō-mī-ō’mə) n. A benign tumor that contains a large amount of fibrous tissue.
fibromyectomy fi·bro·my·ec·to·my (fī’brō-mī-ěk’tə-mē) n. Excision of a fibromyoma.
[fahy-broh-mahy-al-juh] /ˌfaɪ broʊ maɪˈæl dʒə/ noun, Pathology. 1. a syndrome characterized by fatigue and chronic pain in the muscles and in tissues surrounding the joints. /ˌfaɪbrəʊmaɪˈældʒɪə/ noun 1. a rheumatoid disorder characterized by muscle pain and headaches n. 1981, said to have been coined by U.S. rheumatologist Mohammed Yunus, from Latin fibra (see fiber) + […]