line your (own) pockets

line your (own) pockets
line your (own)/sb's ˈpockets idiom
to get richer or make sb richer, especially by taking unfair advantage of a situation or by being dishonest

Health services are lining the drug companies' pockets, according to the report.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • line (your) (own) pockets — to make a lot of money for yourself. Allowing patients to sue will increase the cost of health insurance and line lawyers pockets. He was using his position as an immigration official to line his pockets. Usage notes: usually said about a person… …   New idioms dictionary

  • line your pockets — phrase to obtain money, especially by acting dishonestly He accused executives of trying to line their own pockets. Thesaurus: to earn or to get moneysynonym Main entry: line * * * line your pockets informal : to take or get a lot of money by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • line your somebody's pockets — line your (own)/sb s ˈpockets idiom to get richer or make sb richer, especially by taking unfair advantage of a situation or by being dishonest • Health services are lining the drug companies pockets, according to the report. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • line sb's pockets — Ⅰ. line sb s pockets ► to make someone richer, especially in illegal or dishonest ways: »They re the sort of Washington politicians who would line the pockets of their Wall Street friends. »These are simply clutching, greedy people who are just… …   Financial and business terms

  • line your pockets — to obtain money, especially by acting dishonestly He accused executives of trying to line their own pockets …   English dictionary

  • line your pockets — line your/sb s pockets ► to get richer or make someone richer, especially by acting unfairly or by being dishonest: »He was not accused of lining his own pockets. Main Entry: ↑pocket …   Financial and business terms

  • line your/sb's pockets — ► to get richer or make someone richer, especially by acting unfairly or by being dishonest: »He was not accused of lining his own pockets. Main Entry: ↑pocket …   Financial and business terms

  • feather your own nest — feather (your) (own) nest to make a lot of money for yourself. While the CEO feathered his own nest, his company was firing employees by the hundreds. Usage notes: usually said about someone who takes unfair advantage of others Related vocabulary …   New idioms dictionary

  • line — line1 W1S1 [laın] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on paper/on the ground)¦ 2¦(between two areas)¦ 3¦(of people/things)¦ 4¦(direction)¦ 5¦(on your face)¦ 6¦(phone)¦ 7¦(for trains)¦ 8¦(between two types of thing)¦ 9¦(shape/edge)¦ 10¦(w …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • line — 1 noun LONG THIN MARK 1 (C) a long thin, usually continuous mark on a surface: A wiggly line showed where the river was. | straight line: Can you draw a straight line? | dotted line (=a broken straight line drawn or printed on paper): Sign your… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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