Doctors understand this: When we diddle, our power is not consolidated, but completely lost.
The only reason to have a separate vote is to diddle the White House around.
The origin of the diddle is referrable to the infancy of the Human Race.
Since still they make ballads that worse and worseSavor of diddle and hey-de-dee.
Hey, diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon.
I reason a priori, and a diddle would be no diddle without a grin.
We all wondered what this could be, for we knew it was not there when diddle went up.
Did they mean Sir William's son, John, by their "diddle dumpling?"
Diddling—or the abstract idea conveyed by the verb to diddle—is sufficiently well understood.
They diddle the workers o' France an' ither countries in the same way.
"to cheat, swindle," 1806, from dialectal duddle, diddle "to totter" (1630s). Meaning "waste time" is recorded from 1825. Meaning "to have sex with" is from 1879; that of "to masturbate" (especially of women) is from 1950s. More or less unrelated meanings that have gathered around a suggestive sound. Related: Diddled; diddling.
[cheating sense said to be fr Jeremy Diddler, a character in the 1803 novel Raising the Wind, by James Kenney]
1. To work with or modify in a not particularly serious manner. "I diddled a copy of ADVENT so it didn't double-space all the time." "Let's diddle this piece of code and see if the problem goes away."
See tweak and twiddle.
2. The action or result of diddling.
See also tweak, twiddle, frob.