A Victorian English description. Fiddlers were usually paid with food and drink at social events, as were their wives or mistresses. Since the women didn't have to work by playing music, they tended to drink heavily. By the end of the event, they'd be far drunker than anybody who had to pay, or the fiddler himself.
Man, if I hadn't been drunk as a fiddler's bitch, I never would have taken that grenade for you at the club.
by SteelBeach71 March 20, 2014