Translation of fiddle in Spanish:
- 1 (violin) as fit as a fiddlerebosante de saludhe's 78 and still as fit as a fiddletiene 78 años y sigue rebosante de saludto play second fiddledesempeñar un papel secundarioshe grew up playing second fiddle to her sistercreció a la sombra de or eclipsada por su hermana
- 2 (cheat) (British) [colloquial]chanchullo (masculine) [colloquial]a tax fiddleuna evasión fiscalun chanchullo con los impuestos [colloquial]they've worked a fiddle on their expenseshan amañado los gastos [colloquial]she's on the fiddleestá metida en un chanchullo [colloquial]Example sentences
- It has been alleged that the scam centres around cash fiddles at the large store, which is in Ocotal Way.
- As Mars and others have documented, this point would seem to apply to a wide range of occupational scams and fiddles, ranging from the top-floor board room to the basement boiler room.
- Crikey readers have contributed a lot of stories on circulation rorts, fiddles and the like over the past week or so, but here's another tale, a bit historical, which would be hysterical if it wasn't serious.
- 1 (falsify)(British) [colloquial]
hacer chanchullos con [colloquial](result/election)can you fiddle it so that it goes on expenses?
amañar [colloquial]¿puedes arreglar las cosas para que figure como gastos de representación?Example sentences
- After being told that there is not enough local criminal activity to justify their station's existence, three incompetent policemen decide to start manufacturing crimes to fiddle the figures.
- There is no question of fiddling the figures here.
- In spite of the messages of genuine support - from all areas of the local medical fraternity in particular - the fact remains that the figures were fiddled.
- Britten's setting is mimetic and operatic, the piano part consisting of a stylisation of the boy's fiddling, notated on one stave only.
- It's time to retrace your steps to the Temple Bar: the pubs will soon be opening, the black vials of Guinness swilling over the bar and the fiddlers beginning to fiddle…
- This one-woman band fiddled and jigged from Dent to Barrow to Bradford during her recent winter tour, bringing a smile to the faces of shoppers across the North.
- 1 (fidget) don't fiddle!¡deja eso!to fiddle
withsomethingstop fiddling with the typewriter!deja de jugar con or de toquetear la máquina de escribirhe fiddled nervously with his tiejugueteaba nerviosamente con la corbataExample sentences
- Jack fidgeted restlessly, fiddling with the chocolate bar in his hand.
- Clancy nervously fiddled with his jacket zipper.
- She nervously fiddled with the ties on her shirt.
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