Idiom: Fiddle while Rome burns
Meaning: If people are fiddling while Rome burns, they are wasting their time on futile things while problems threaten to destroy them.Country: International English | Subject Area: Music | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Fit as a fiddle
- Play second fiddle
- On the fiddle
- When in Rome, do as the Romans do
- Rome was not built in a day
- All roads lead to Rome
- Money burns a hole in your pocket
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