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fidget about

To compulsively move around in a nervous or restless manner. Mary, stop fidgeting about like that and sit still! My mother always fidgets about the house when we have company.
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fidget around

To compulsively move around in a nervous or restless manner. Mary, stop fidgeting around like that and sit still! My mother always fidgets around the house when we have company.
See also: around, fidget

fidget spinner

A small propeller-shaped toy designed to be spun atop one's fingertip. Ostensibly a device to help people with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder increase their focus, the fidget spinner became popular with schoolchildren and those who use it to try to ease anxiety or restlessness. Ever since I got my son a fidget spinner, he's had an easier time paying attention in class, but the school is considering banning them as a distraction.
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fidget with (something)

To compulsively fiddle with something in a nervous or restless manner. Mary, stop fidgeting with your necklace like that and sit still!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fidget around

to wiggle and twitch nervously. The child sat there, fidgeting around for over ten minutes. Please don't fidget around so.
See also: around, fidget

fidget with something

to play with something nervously. Please don't fidget with your zipper. Carl is always fidgeting with his left ear.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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