feather your own nest

Feather your own nest
If someone feathers their own nest, they use their position or job for personal gain.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • feather your own nest — feather your (own) nest : to make yourself richer in a dishonest or improper way : to do things to increase your own wealth, comfort, etc. She was accused of feathering her own nest with the company s money. • • • Main Entry: ↑feather feather… …   Useful english dictionary

  • feather your own nest — feather (your) (own) nest to make a lot of money for yourself. While the CEO feathered his own nest, his company was firing employees by the hundreds. Usage notes: usually said about someone who takes unfair advantage of others Related vocabulary …   New idioms dictionary

  • feather your own nest — feather (your) own nest to dishonestly use your position at work to get a lot of money for yourself. What angers him most of all is the implication that he has been feathering his own nest …   New idioms dictionary

  • feather your (own) nest — feather your (own) ˈnest idiom to make yourself richer, especially by spending money on yourself that should be spent on sth else Main entry: ↑featheridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • feather your own nest —    If someone feathers their own nest, they use their position or job for personal gain.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • feather one's nest — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To use for yourself money and power, especially from a public office or job in which you are trusted to help other people. * /The rich man told his lawyer to use his money after he died to build a hospital for poor people …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • feather one's nest — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To use for yourself money and power, especially from a public office or job in which you are trusted to help other people. * /The rich man told his lawyer to use his money after he died to build a hospital for poor people …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • feather\ one's\ nest — v. phr. informal 1. To use for yourself money and power, especially from a public office or job in which you are trusted to help other people. The rich man told his lawyer to use his money after he died to build a hospital for poor people, but… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • feather your nest — phrase to obtain money for yourself, usually by doing something dishonest Thesaurus: to earn or to get moneysynonym Main entry: feather * * * feather your (own) nest : to make yourself richer in a dishonest or improper way : to do things to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • feather your nest — feather (your) (own) nest to make a lot of money for yourself. While the CEO feathered his own nest, his company was firing employees by the hundreds. Usage notes: usually said about someone who takes unfair advantage of others Related vocabulary …   New idioms dictionary

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