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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 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 around

to wiggle and twitch nervously. The child sat there, fidgeting around for over ten minutes. Please don't fidget around so.
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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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With the salon's second birthday approaching, Fidgets is now well-established with an excellent client base and great reputation.
Fidgets not only offers haircuts for the whole family and pampering for your little ones but it also has a party room to host pamper parties.
The Kid Companions product is ideal for children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) oral motor issues, and for youth affected by Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) who need to fidget in order to focus on tasks.
For youth to teens, it is becoming an ideal alternative to less discreet fidget toys and chewys.
This year Nicky opened her second business, Fidgets, in Whitley Bay, which is a unique hair salon designed especially for children.
CASH BOOST Nicky Gray, owner of children''s hairdressers Fidgets in Whitley Bay
If anyone can make the most of this fantastic opportunity, Fidgets can.
I remain fiercely passionate about improving the experiences of young children, and this has remained the backbone to Fidgets - a unique hairdressing experience for kids.
CUT ABOVE - Nicky Gray, owner of children's hairdressers Fidgets in Whitley Bay
Nicky has hired five employees to work in Fidgets - four hairdressers and a party planner.
Overactivity: The child fidgets with hands or feet or squirming in his or her seat, often running about or climbing excessively in situations that are inappropriate and having difficulty playing quietly, often being ``on the go.
Fitz drinks heavily, gambles wrecklessly, beds women he isn't married to, and is dying to light up the cigarette he fidgets with all day.
Standing at his locker, Steve Emtman fidgets and mumbles, clearly uncomfortable with the topic of conversation.
of Panorama City fidgets, counting off names under her breath and ticking them off on her fingers.
Bess fidgets, scratches and nearly meets her maker after choking on a mint.