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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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.
The suit, which expects to prove damages in excess of $10 million, describes in detail the defendants' scheme to betray Peter Halmos with respect to the procedure and terms for the dismissal by the shareholder plaintiffs of a class action insider trading suit in which Halmos, SafeCard, Bacon and other directors had been named as defendants and, thereby, the defendants' bad faith scheme to secretly retain for SafeCard the ability to assert these same meritless allegations against Halmos in order to feather their own nest.
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.
Some lie, some twist the truth, and many are seen as being in politics to feather their own nests.
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.
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.
His contention is that the unwillingness of average citizens to educate themselves on the issues, or vote at all, is what has enabled unscrupulous political operators & special interest groups to feather their own nests at the tax-payers' expense.
I HAVE no particular political leanings, as I feel they are all 'career politicians; out to feather their own nests, but Tim Yeo's attack on David Cameron is a most obvious and unsubtle smoke screen device to protect the money he receives for his directorships including those of green companies.
Comment by Laurence HS2 high speed rail plan is not cost effective, say MPs UK Plc needs transport infrastructure, but if HS2 is going to be a success (and by success I mean it is built to budget and affordable to be used by ALL of the general public and not just the rich few) then you have to get the motley crew that always hijacks these big projects off it as they will only feather their own nests and turn it into a costly disaster.
Len McCluskey, the general secretary of the Unite union, attacked the move, saying: While they bay for cuts to public sector pensions, they act to feather their own nests.