feather (one's) own nest

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feather (one's) own nest

To enrich oneself by using one's influence or position, especially by misappropriating money. The CEO was fired following allegations that he was feathering his own nest with donations made to the company's charitable fund. The senator used her political career to feather her own nest.
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But it's not to feather her own nest. Rather, Armstrong sits on the board of directors of a nonprofit organization in Montgomery County, Maryland, that provides neighborhood housing for people recovering from mental illness.