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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There's not one politician in this country who doesn't try to feather their own nest before the public who place them there.
He maintained that these elements destroyed the expectations of the Pakhtuns in order to feather their own nest.
These institutions are football clubs at the end of the day and the sooner the FA bring in some sort of legislation which forces owners to look after the welfare of the club they own (not feather their own nest) the better it will be.
Yes, there are some who do work hard for their community but we all know there are many others who are lazy and only interested in the pay and the perks to feather their own nest and see it as a first step in becoming a fat cat MP.
Paul Kenny, the GMB's general secretary, said: "I told the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee that the AA private equity owners were asset stripping to feather their own nest to the detriment of their customers and their employees.
In my experience, people get elected to local bodies to help the public, not to feather their own nest."
"United have to feather their own nest, but I would like to think Arsenal would always honour the trophies they win by defending them," said Hill-Wood.
Yes, there are some councillors who do work hard for their community but we all know there are many others who are lazy and only interested in the pay and the perks to feather their own nest and see it as a first step in becoming an MP.
Unscrupulous operators exploit the natural tendency of some humans towards addictive behaviour to feather their own nests. Everyone is susceptible to this sort of dependency, but especially children.
Holyrood's Public Audit Committee heard how the staff colluded to "feather their own nests" and withheld advice from the Scottish Funding Council, who questioned the payments.
The job of the council is to use our taxes to provide our public services, not feather their own nests while we suffer the consequences of their profligacy and ineptitude.
Unlike us people, those "people" have enormous funds to sway public opinion to feather their own nests. Recently in Oregon, corporate "people" spent $24 million in advertising (more than double the grassroots sponsors) to defeat a measure requiring labeling of foods containing GMO's.
Those who have used donations to feather their own nests have not only disgraced their own organisations they have seriously damaged many other charities.
We must get tough and follow Newham Council's lead by licensing all private landlords to stop them kicking out the vulnerable to feather their own nests.