feather your own nest
This page is about the idiom feather your own nest
If you feather your own nest, you use your position or your job illegally for personal gain.
- Kelly says it's accepted in many developing countries that a government official will use their position to feather their own nest, and this is why government salaries are kept so low.
- In some countries a person who feathers their own nest isn't seen as being dishonest or corrupt; they're seen as being clever.
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Contributor: Matt Errey