bite the hand that feeds one
phrasal to injure a benefactor maliciously

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bite the hand that feeds one — {v. phr.} To turn against or hurt a helper or supporter; repay kindness with wrong. * /He bit the hand that fed him when he complained against his employer./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bite the hand that feeds one — {v. phr.} To turn against or hurt a helper or supporter; repay kindness with wrong. * /He bit the hand that fed him when he complained against his employer./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bite the hand that feeds one — ► bite the hand that feeds one deliberately hurt or offend a benefactor. Main Entry: ↑bite …   English terms dictionary

  • bite the hand that feeds one — phrasal : to injure a benefactor maliciously * * * bite the hand that feeds one To show ingratitude, often with the likely result of losing the help one is receiving • • • Main Entry: ↑bite * * * deliberately hurt or offend a benefactor …   Useful english dictionary

  • bite the hand that feeds one — verb To cause harm to a benefactor. And the reality is, for all the talk about lobbying reform, Congress has never been known to bite the hand that feeds it …   Wiktionary

  • bite\ the\ hand\ that\ feeds\ one — v. phr. To turn against or hurt a helper or supporter; repay kindness with wrong. He bit the hand that fed him when he complained against his employer …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bite the hand that feeds one — v. disrespect the person who cares for one, maltreat someone who provides for one …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bite the hand that feeds one — deliberately harm or offend a benefactor. → bite …   English new terms dictionary

  • bite the hand that feeds one — idi to repay kindness with malice or injury …   From formal English to slang

  • bite the hand that feeds you — be unkind to the one who cares for you or pays you    If you criticize your employer, you bite the hand that feeds you …   English idioms

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