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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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"He made a good living out of the club for eight years and you don't bite the hand that feeds you."
The dog then bites the man, who tosses the dog back, saying: "Don't bite the hand that feeds you." In this case, the employer did much to help the employee, who nevertheless revealed vital trade secrets to the competitor.
but we all knew that it was expected because it only makes sense, don't bite the hand that feeds you.'
For establishment poets like Wiman and all those reviewed by Lund, the unofficial mantra is: "don't bite the hand that feeds." And that is why their poetry really doesn't matter, whereas Mandelstam's did matter, although Mandelstam did not really exhibit daring courage.
He believes those private judges "don't bite the hand that feeds."
Although you don't bite the hand that feeds you, Vaughn agreed to partner up with casino bouncer Cox (Bautista) and his friend Bernie to steal $3,000,000 of the Chinese mob's money that was being laundered through the casino.
LIBRA September 24 - October 23 Don't bite the hand that feeds you, Libra, no matter how fragile you are feeling.
In a tweet, ynaltekin labeled Hayrettin AcykgE[micro]z, the president of the Law and Life Association, as "hashashin, devil." The head of the THK stated: "Your leader, Feto (Fethullah GE-len), is so tactless as to call the prime minister 'friend.' Don't bite the hand that feeds you, hashashins.
Be careful you don't bite the hand that feeds you.--Mike Luther
Piers: "Do you think EastEnders is as real as it used to be?" June: "You 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.
It reminds me of the old adage: "Don't bite the hand that feeds you."
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.