feather one's nest

feather one's nest
verb
enrich oneself by taking advantage of one's position
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The congressmen feathered his nest through his connection with big business

Hypernyms: ↑enrich
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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phrasal
: to provide for oneself especially reprehensibly while in a position of trust (as from property confided to one's care)

this genius at fund raising was also able to feather his nest most adequately by an adroit manipulation of the nation's funds with his own — Sidney Warren

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feather one's nest
To accumulate wealth for oneself while working for others in a position of trust
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Main Entry:feather
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feather one's nest see under ↑feather
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Main Entry:nest

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feather one's (own) nest
make money illicitly and at someone else's expense

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

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