fidget with (something)

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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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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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Uninterested in an imposed definition of who she is, suspicious of unity and dogma, Isa fidgets with the audience because she wants a different kind of connection, one in which individuals remain untethered, in which "eye meets eye."
* A salesperson is in real trouble when the customer shows any of these signs: she stops talking, fidgets with her pen or starts doodling on her desk pad.
In his enthusiastically received bio-ballet, Kudelka, the troupe's artist-in-residence, deftly describes the duality of his central character with help from Santo Loquasto's two-part set: A dressing room is the dancer's retreat; it is here that she powders her nose, fidgets with her costume, and plays coquettish hostess to a long line of gentleman callers, all of whom want a piece of her tulle.