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 Fiddlestick.Fide’le (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fiddlesticks!
 
An exclamation signifying what you say is not worth attention. To fiddle about is to waste time, fiddling. A fiddlestick is the instrument used in fiddling, hence the fiddlestick is even less than the fiddle.   1
 


 Fiddlestick.Fide’le (3 syl.). 

 
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