It is all fiddle-faddle. Rubbishy nonsense; talk not worth attention. A ricochet word, of which we have a vast number, as ?flim-flam,? ?helter-skelter,? ?wishy-washy,? etc. To fiddle is to waste time in playing on the fiddle, and hence fiddle means a trifle, and fiddle-faddle is silly trifle or silly nonsense.
?Pitiful fool that I was to stand fiddle-faddling in that way.?