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fiddles

noun
plural of fiddle

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(Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly British an instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value
  • the e-mail was another one of those fiddles from some supposed Nigerian millionaire seeking to transfer funds out of his country

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fiddles

verb
present tense third-person singular of fiddle

Synonyms & Antonyms of fiddles (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make jerky or restless movements
  • the executive fiddled with a pen as she impatiently waited for the meeting to begin

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2 to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • conscienceless grifters who had spent their lives fiddling the naive

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“Fiddles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fiddles. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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