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fiddle in Crime topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfiddlefid‧dle1 /ˈfɪdl/ noun [countable] informal  1 APMa violin2 British EnglishSCCCHEAT a dishonest way of getting money an insurance fiddleon the fiddle They suspected he was on the fiddle (=getting money dishonestly or illegally) all along.3 be a fiddle fit as a fiddle at fit2(1), → play second fiddle (to somebody) at play1(22)
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fiddleManagers don't really get paid much here, but most of them are working a few fiddles.One boy had brought his fiddle and played a tune.So a bit of fiddle, but nothing really egregious.The firm realised some sort of fiddle was going on, but they had no idea how much they were losing.Within three weeks I was again as fit as Carl's fiddle.Even the lyrics tend to play second fiddle and are generally added after the main melody has been composed.She might also have simply got tired of playing second fiddle to the Prince's pastimes.The locals were not satisfied playing second fiddle to Los Angeles.Herron rounded out the band with some fiddle and steel guitar.Majella took up the fiddle, I got an accordion and Mary got a banjo.on the fiddleIla Steven played reels on the fiddle and Jean Bechar sang Burns songs.