fox guarding the henhouse

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fox guarding the henhouse

A person likely to exploit the information or resources that they have been charged to protect or control. My sister is going to put her ex-convict brother-in-law in charge of her business, and I'm worried he'll be like a fox guarding the henhouse.
See also: fox, guard, henhouse
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The fox guarding the henhouse is a great metaphor," Rawlings told the Texas Pension Review Board last year.
Russel Norman, Executive Director of Greenpeace New Zealand, said, "This is like the fox guarding the henhouse.
This is truly an example of the fox guarding the henhouse.
But more government in the charity sector is like a fox guarding the henhouse.
It's a classic case of the fox guarding the henhouse.
However, there is an argument to be made that such situations are akin to the fox guarding the henhouse.
That would be a guideline that in certain instances they [court rules] would not have effect until ratified by the Legislature," he said, adding that drawing the line between procedural and substantive rules will always be a grey area "and to always have the judiciary making that interpretation on its own actions is like having the fox guarding the henhouse.
The composition of the committee suggests a whitewash, another example of the fox guarding the henhouse door.
Although it might be hyperbole to equate the move to the fox guarding the henhouse, at the very best, it's leaving the hens to fend for themselves.
Currently, redistricting power rests with the Legislature itself -- a classic case of the fox guarding the henhouse.
Having employers which have already broken the law determine the number of cheap foreign workers that will be admitted into the US is a classic example of the fox guarding the henhouse," said Rep.
For many, many years since 1976, we have had the equivalent of the fox guarding the henhouse.
You could say FICAN is the fox guarding the henhouse," says Kitsch.
Unsurprisingly, in a case of the fox guarding the henhouse, the FISC itself approved expansion of its powers last November.
My guess is that, at least once during her LMSB tenure, an IRS colleague may have thought she was the fox guarding the henhouse.