bite the hand that feeds


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bite the hand that feeds you

to severely criticize the person or organization that helps you or pays you It is unwise to bite the hand that feeds you, but TV journalists need to tell the truth about the news business.
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bite the hand that feeds you

to treat someone badly who has helped you in some way, often someone who has provided you with money Leaving the company after they've spent three years training you up - it's a bit like biting the hand that feeds you.
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bite the hand that feeds (one)

To repay generosity or kindness with ingratitude and injury.
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He would do well to remember an important rule of life and business: "Never bite the hand that feeds you.
Maybe because I cannot bite the hand that feeds me an award.
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.
Once again, history has shown that a dog will bite the hand that feeds it.
Religion, like anything else, is not inclined to bite the hand that feeds it.
In short, will religion--dependent upon government funding--turn around to bite the hand that feeds it?
Although some businesspeople alleged that Clark didn't want to bite the hand that feeds him, Jones, in his own defense, explains, "We want people to come to us because they feel Caner can better serve their needs, not as a blanket appeal.
Kinney, president and co-chief operating officer of the NYSE, and "Sources: Should We Bite the Hand that Feeds Us?
People think that Labour won't get in again but I think they will get in with a reducedmajority, because the people that are getting all the easy money will not bite the hand that feeds them, and also the money that is given to the Scottish Parliament means that the Labour lot up there will help put him back in.