bite the hand that feeds you

bite the hand that feeds you

Show ingratitude, turn against a benefactor. For example, The college gave me a scholarship, so I shouldn't bite the hand that feeds me and criticize its hiring policies . Used about 600 b.c. by the Greek poet Sappho, this metaphor of a dog biting its master was first recorded in English in 1711.
See also: bite, feed, hand
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In an interview with Woman magazine, he added: "Please, if you're going to bite the hand that feeds you, then at least do it in a more intelligent way.
You don't bite the hand that feeds you and that's what they have done.
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.
5) Florent Malouda: Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
To hate the South is to 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.
Booking agents, don't bite the hand that feeds you.
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.
There is a wise adage: "Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Better to bite the hand that feeds you than be thought a lapdog.