diddle with (something)

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diddle with (something)

To fiddle or play with something. Quit diddling with your keys, will you? You're making me nervous!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

diddle with something

to play with something; to toy with something. Here, don't diddle with that watch. Stop diddling with your nose, Jimmy!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

diddle with something

in. to play with something; to toy with something. Here, don’t diddle with that watch.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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And, while he's fiddled and diddled with the idea of running for N.H.'s Senate seat against Dem Jeanne Shaheen, he's also fiddled and diddled with the idea of running for president (hence the additional visits to Iowa).
The 29-year-old, who is infamous for bedding footballer Ryan Giggs, seems to have realised that everyone is talking about the book which claims Simon Cowell diddled with Dannii Minogue and had sex dreams about Cheryl and thought, 'I'm going to get me a bit of that, I am'.
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The first wave of hacker crackdowns began in 1990 - an eternity on the cyber-event horizon - when the Secret Service began the above-ground phase of Operation Sun Devil, a two-year investigation into malicious hackers, who according to the SS's misunderstood "evidence" had diddled with AT&T, Bell South, and the New York City 911 system.