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.
See also: feather, nest, own
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It sounds as though I'm trying to feather my own nest, but it's the only soap I've ever watched because it's the only one that makes me laugh.
[In the event that the reader smells a rat, an attempt to feather my own nest, I would like to remind the reader that I am leaving the DLIELC nest for retirement at the end of this year].
It is also wrong to assert that I joined the Labour Party in order to feather my own nest as Labour came to power.