line one's pockets
phrasal to take money freely and especially dishonestly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • line\ one's\ pockets — • line one s pockets • line one s purse v. phr. informal To get a lot of money unfairly; get rich by being dishonest. The policeman lined his pockets by taking bribes. The inspector lined his pockets by permitting contractors to use poor building …   Словарь американских идиом

  • line one's pockets — verb make a lot of money • Hypernyms: ↑profit, ↑turn a profit • Verb Frames: Somebody s Somebody s PP * * * (informal) MAKE MONEY, accept bribes, embezzle money; …   Useful english dictionary

  • line one's pockets — idi line one s pockets, to profit, esp. at the expense of others …   From formal English to slang

  • line one's pockets — also[line one s purse] {v. phr.}, {informal} To get a lot of money unfairly; get rich by being dishonest. * /The policeman lined his pockets by taking bribes./ * /The inspector lined his pockets by permitting contractors to use poor building… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • line one's pockets — also[line one s purse] {v. phr.}, {informal} To get a lot of money unfairly; get rich by being dishonest. * /The policeman lined his pockets by taking bribes./ * /The inspector lined his pockets by permitting contractors to use poor building… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • line one's pockets — informal he had lined his pockets with campaign funds Syn: make money, accept bribes, embezzle money; informal feather one s nest, graft, grift, be on the make …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • line one's pockets — verb To accumulate personal wealth, especially in an illegal or morally objectionable manner. The men who have lined their pockets with public plunder and made the Municipal Government a nest of thieves will any one in his sober senses believe… …   Wiktionary

  • line one's pockets — earn money, profit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • line\ one's\ purse — • line one s pockets • line one s purse v. phr. informal To get a lot of money unfairly; get rich by being dishonest. The policeman lined his pockets by taking bribes. The inspector lined his pockets by permitting contractors to use poor building …   Словарь американских идиом

  • line one’s own pocket(s) — tv. to make money for oneself in a greedy or dishonest fashion. □ They are interested in lining their pockets first and serving the people second. □ You can’t blame them for wanting to line their own pockets …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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