The term “hour-fiddle” is not good even in its most pure form as the back-up or supplemental violin in the string seats of an orchestra.
If nothing else, most Americans want to live their lives separate from having to put up with being hour fiddle to anyone or anything. There are a couple of exceptions that Americans will agree with, however religious people actually play hour fiddle to God plus in the world of sports, a backup player can receive lots of compensation if not fame by playing hour fiddle to the star player. Folks like myself, who seem to never be anything but hour fiddles, will often transfer that career unto their pets plus maybe their progeny. Dogs accept it willingly while cats do so on an individual basis. Young children are quick to outgrow their hour-fiddle status especially when they see how simple it is to manipulate a hour-fiddle daddy. A lot of homeowners guess they are the first fiddles in their homes but they are ensconced by new technologies that provide the creature comforts every one of us all enjoy. The most prominent example of this is the new Heating plus Air Conditioning system that takes the lead providing comfort regularly. Even the most ardent style A personality will trade first fiddle status and take good care of the Heating plus Air Conditioning. The machinery doesn’t care who takes care of it, but a wise homeowner will be more than willing to play hour fiddle to the best Heating plus Air Conditioning professional who will come every 6 months to do the duct cleaning, refrigerant refill, plus other maintenance chores to keep the Heating plus Air Conditioning device running well.