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fiddle in Crime topic

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