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
References in classic literature ?
You are a set of good-for-nothings who make fools of other people, and feather your own nests at the expense of France.
It is easier to feather your own nest, and those of your elite friends, when the electorate is too busy watching X-Factor to take any notice.
Judge Esmond Faulks told him: "I have read the psychiatric reports and I am satisfied that you are a compulsive liar and that you wanted to appear more important than you are and that's your primary motive rather than trying to feather your own nest.
Feather your own nest, sack your employees, encourage incompetence, do less for more and you go right to the top of the pay league.