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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He then proceeded to feather his own nest while ruining the Rhodesian/Zimbabwean economy.
A MERSEYSIDE MP hit back last night after being accused of trying to feather his own nest in a furious row over pension contributions.
Mr Page states he became a councillor to help people and not to feather his own nest.
In my opinion he is one of the most devious politicians in living history and having him as European President would bring chaos and disaster to this country as he would only be in the job for one reason and that would be to feather his own nest.
His son Martin (Danny Dyer) is an agent and has little trouble encouraging Frankie to feather his own nest at the expense of the club.
Last year the program explored corruption on the waterfront, with the tale of a union official who dealt with criminals not to feather his own nest but to reverse the declining fortunes of the port, with terrible results; the story was closer in spirit to a classical tragedy than a police procedural.
This was a skilful fraud over a number of years and it was designed to do no more than feather his own nest, because he used the money he had obtained to invest in a stock portfolio and also to develop properties," said Glen Gatland, prosecuting.
Hatoyama said the public will believe that Kato used the money to feather his own nest, adding, ''I have shared many common policies with him and I expect him, as a friend in political circles, to decide his own future by himself.