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don't bite the hand that feeds (you)

Do not scorn or treat ill those on whom one depends or derives benefit, for to do so is to risk losing those benefits altogether. You might not agree with your parents' rules, but don't bite the hand that feeds you, because you owe everything you have to them. In politics, you learn quickly not to bite the hand that feeds, because benefactors can just as quickly crush your political future.
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LIBRA September 24 - October 23 Don't bite the hand that feeds you, Libra, no matter how fragile you are feeling.
19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Current awareness news & research (CANR) providers this month received a free lesson in new media strategy courtesy of Spain's decision to force publishers to collect fees from aggregators like Google for using their content - don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Don't bite the hand that feeds you comes to mind, but that's common sense and not usually on the agenda.
Since we don't bite the hand that feeds us, the official church is soft on criticizing the government, and as a result it is easy to see why we are far removed from the imitation of the life and priorities that we find in Jesus' life and teaching in the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles.
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.
Learning quickly that you don't bite the hand that feeds you, he saved himself from serious punishment by writing a full apology.
5) Florent Malouda: Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
To Rennie's way of thinking, the Dong imbroglio and others like it have a more insidious effect by sending a chilling message to scientists, namely, don't bite the hand that feeds you.
You don't bite the hand that feeds you," the 53-year-old stockbroker said of striking workers, while sipping a mixed drink.
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.
Indeed, don't bite the hand that feeds you and all that.
Possibly on the basis that you don't bite the hand that feeds you and helps massage your ego, the ever-excitable, ever-irritating Davina McCall has gone on the attack.
SENSIBLE soccer players don't bite the hand that feeds them international caps.