feather (one's) own nest

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feather (one's) own nest

To utilize one's position at work for one's own monetary gain. The CEO was fired following allegations that he was feathering his own nest with donations to the company's charitable fund.
See also: feather, nest, own
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1 Black sheep 2 Fly the coop (chicken) 3 Play possum 4 Sitting duck 5 Lion's share 6 Go cold turkey 7 Have an albatross around one's neck 8 Play dog in the manger 9 Feather one's own nest (any bird) 10 Get someone's goat 11 Put on the dog 12 Red herring 13 In two shakes of a lamb's tail 14 One swallow does not a summer make 15 There is more than one way to skin a cat 16 Every dog has his day 17 Don't look a gift horse in the mouth 18 Curiosity killed the cat 19 It depends whose ox is gored 20 You can't teach an old dog new tricks 21 Let sleeping dogs lie 22 The leopard cannot change his spots 23 Don't count your chickens until they are hatched 24 The worm turns 25 Like a bull in a china shop
Fortunately, the majority of adults in this country will remember what life was like under the Tories and know that simply trying to feather one's own nest no matter what the cost to schools, hospitals and housing is not acceptable to decent people.