bite the hand that feeds


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bite the hand that feeds (you)

To scorn or poorly treat those on whom you depend or derive benefit. You might not agree with your parents' rules, but be careful about biting the hand that feeds you, because you owe everything you have to them. In politics, if you bite the hand that feeds, benefactors can very quickly crush your political future.
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bite the hand that feeds (one)

To repay generosity or kindness with ingratitude and injury.
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FATPUNTER Heed the old saying My advice to William Haggas relating to not running horses at Redcar due to prize-money issues would be to take note of the old saying: don't bite the hand that feeds you.
He would do well to remember an important rule of life and business: "Never bite the hand that feeds you.
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Higgins, often known to bite the hand that feeds him, was said to be grinning from ear to ear.
The age-old admonishment never to bite the hand that feeds us is a good-sense reminder not to alienate those we depend on for comfort and security.
Cannon should take heed of the old axiom, "Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
I do not like the 'don't bite the hand that feeds you argument', Cardiff are only allowing us to play their development players as it suits them to keep the youngsters match fit in case one of their overseas stars is injured.
Maybe because I cannot bite the hand that feeds me an award.
Bukowski did at times bite the hand that feeds as witnessed by the following New York Quarterly excerpt.
Happy to bite the hand that feeds him, Buerk apologised at the end of each session as he was required to urge the audience to visit the stand of the conference's main sponsor, noting: "You don't have to do this working for the BBC.
Here is just a little advice from some-one that's been in the game for 28 years: Don't bite the hand that feeds you.