feather one's nest
phrasal to provide for oneself especially financially by unethically exploiting a position of trust

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  • feather one's nest — ► feather one s nest make money illicitly and at someone else s expense. Main Entry: ↑feather …   English terms dictionary

  • feather one's nest — verb enrich oneself by taking advantage of one s position The congressmen feathered his nest through his connection with big business • Hypernyms: ↑enrich • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody * * * phrasal : to provide for oneself especially… …   Useful english dictionary

  • feather one's nest — idi feather one s nest, to enrich oneself by exploiting one s favorable or privileged position …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 one's nest — look after one s own interest (while holding public office or a trusted job etc.) The mayor has been feathering his nest for many years and is now very rich …   Idioms and examples

  • feather one's nest — Get rich (from what passes through one s hands), make a handsome profit, look out for number one, provide for one s self …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • feather one's nest — verb To achieve benefits, especially financial ones, by taking advantage of the opportunities with which one is presented; to amass a comfortable amount of personal wealth. Dempster must have feathered his nest pretty well; he can afford to lose… …   Wiktionary

  • feather one's nest —    To say of someone that they are feathering their nest means that they are taking advantage of their position in order to obtain money and enjoy have a comfortable life …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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