don't bite the hand that feeds

Don't bite the hand that feeds
When someone says this to you, they are trying to tell you not to act against those on whom you depend.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • bite — [c]/baɪt / (say buyt) verb (bit, bitten or, Archaic, bit, biting) –verb (t) 1. to cut into or wound, with the teeth: the dog bit me. 2. to grip with the teeth. 3. to sting, as an insect. 4. to cau …   Australian English dictionary

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  • bite — [[t]ba͟ɪt[/t]] ♦ bites, biting, bit, bitten 1) VERB If you bite something, you use your teeth to cut into it, for example in order to eat it or break it. If an animal or person bites you, they use their teeth to hurt or injure you. [V n] Both… …   English dictionary


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