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fiddler's bidding

An invitation given unexpectedly, usually or at the last-minute. No, I think she only invited me because I happened to call her. It's just fiddler's bidding.
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fiddler's bidding

Last-minute invitation. The image is a vacancy at a dinner table to which an itinerant fiddler who appeared at the door and asked to play for food was invited to join the household at the table.
See also: bidding
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