In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
2British informal(cheat)chanchullo masculine informala tax fiddle — un chanchullo con los impuestos informal
- they've worked a fiddle on their expenses — han amañado los gastos
- His job sometimes included actually working the fiddle, as with crooked roulette tables, to remove suspicion from the obvious source, the sharper himself.
- Unlike America, which has rushed to pass new legislation to curb corruption and reform auditing, Japan has done little to prevent a repeat of past accounting fiddles.
- Peter Rook QC, prosecuting, said the elaborate fraud could not be described as ‘a cornershop fiddle.’
- It has been alleged that the scam centres around cash fiddles at the large store, which is in Ocotal Way.
- That includes everything from tax evasion and very basic fiddles to money made from computer-game counterfeiting, people-smuggling and drug-dealing.
- Crikey readers have contributed a lot of stories on circulation rorts, fiddles and the like over the past week or so, but here's another tale, a bit historical, which would be hysterical if it wasn't serious.
- As Mars and others have documented, this point would seem to apply to a wide range of occupational scams and fiddles, ranging from the top-floor board room to the basement boiler room.
3(tricky operation)it's a fiddle to get this in — meter esto tiene su chiste Mexico
1British(falsify)hacer chanchullos con informal(election/result) amañar informalcan you fiddle it so that it goes on expenses? — ¿puedes arreglar las cosas para que figure como gastos de representación?
- The whistleblower who revealed that a hospital was fiddling figures about cancelled operations has won the right to appeal against his sacking.
- While he was shooting, I wandered over to the computerized score sheet and tried to see if I could fiddle it.
- Across Scotland, 1450 were caught fiddling the system to the tune of £10m - again only a fraction of total losses.
- In spite of the messages of genuine support - from all areas of the local medical fraternity in particular - the fact remains that the figures were fiddled.
- These companies are not the only ones fiddling their figures.
- After being told that there is not enough local criminal activity to justify their station's existence, three incompetent policemen decide to start manufacturing crimes to fiddle the figures.
- Britten's setting is mimetic and operatic, the piano part consisting of a stylisation of the boy's fiddling, notated on one stave only.
- Governments can no longer convince people they aren't fiddling the figures.
- Well, I can't finish fiddling the figures on my financial forecast tonight, because I need a few facts that I have yet to find out.
- We have already had the scandal of the closed lists and now we find that there is another way of fiddling the figures by putting more people on the deferred list.
- John Waters of the Irish Times said on radio on Saturday that he would have fiddled tax back then if he could have got away with it.
- A large proportion of farmers found to be fiddling the system are based within three kilometres of the border with the North.
- Wong accused his lawyers of negligence and his opponent's lawyers of fiddling their charges.
- There seems to be some surprise in political circles here that an international company such as Gama might have been fiddling their workforce.
- There must be people fiddling the books there, or stealing from the cookie jar, or -?
- The records were fiddled to make the crime stats look good.
- So what if he'd fiddled his taxes and done business with crooks?
- There will be no need for him to fiddle the figures: his exercise will start just as the market cools.
- The whole recovery from that crisis was based on fiddling the figures.
- There have been a lot of allegations of postal votes being fiddled in many parts of our region, not least here in towns such as Blackburn, Burnley and Nelson.
- This one-woman band fiddled and jigged from Dent to Barrow to Bradford during her recent winter tour, bringing a smile to the faces of shoppers across the North.
- It's time to retrace your steps to the Temple Bar: the pubs will soon be opening, the black vials of Guinness swilling over the bar and the fiddlers beginning to fiddle…
- There is no question of fiddling the figures here.
1(fidget)don't fiddle! — ¡deja eso!
- to fiddle with sth
- stop fiddling with the typewriter! — deja de jugar con / de toquetear la máquina de escribir
- he fiddled nervously with his tie — jugueteaba nerviosamente con la corbata
- Feeling strangely out of place, DJ fiddled with her fingers in her lap and looked around nervously.
- A choreographer doesn't want to watch you fiddle with your hair or adjust your clothing.
- Nervously, I fiddled with the ribbon sash on my straw hat.
- ‘I prefer drawing,’ I offered, fiddling with my pencil a little.
- Baret sat down on the bed beside Marta, who kept her face downcast and fiddled with the sheets nervously.
- Gracelin looked at her finger nails while Edward fiddled with a wooden spoon left on the kitchen counter.
- I laughed nervously and fiddled with the loops on my sweatshirt.
- No one spoke for a moment as Delaney nervously fiddled with the strings of Keaton's sweatshirt again.
- If his nervous demeanour - fiddling with his cigarette box, avoiding eye contact - rather belies his confidence with a camera, his work fortunately speaks for itself.
- She nervously fiddled with the ties on her shirt.
- ‘I'm a freak,’ he said, still fiddling with something in his hands.
- She turned around, and fiddled with a fingernail.
- Jack looked away from the man, unsettled by his strange green eyes, and fiddled with his papers nervously.
- And that's why you shouldn't fiddle with your earrings.
- He was sat at the end of the first row, his head down as he nervously fiddled with the straps on his back pack.
- Clancy nervously fiddled with his jacket zipper.
- People began to greet the two of them, and Cally fiddled with her hands nervously.
- Jack nervously fiddled with the damp ends of the towel.
- Amy says that, for her daughter's sake, she has to be careful and that she no longer drinks; she starts to fiddle with her gold hoop earrings.
- Jack fidgeted restlessly, fiddling with the chocolate bar in his hand.
2British informal(cheat)hacer chanchullos informal
3(play the violin)tocar el violín
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