line pockets

line (one's) (own) pocket(s)

To make a large amount of money for oneself in a way that is considered greedy or dishonest. The phrase typically implies that one is prioritizing making money above some other, more admirable goal. He doesn't care about creating some digital utopia—he's just trying to line his own pockets. This new contract is going to line our pockets for years.
See also: line

line (one's) pockets

To make a profit, especially by illegitimate means.
See also: line, pocket
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In reality, however, the body broker industry appears to show the same familiar disregard for the value of human life and the same willingness to violate moral norms to line pockets with blood money.
Services to be performed under the framework agreement - Design-integration server + serialization integration / aggregation of the line pockets (line driver) + provision of Rework station;- Serialization integration / aggregation of the line Blisters;- Serialization integration / aggregation of the line Pill;- Serialization integration / aggregation of the line Bulbs;- Serialization integration / aggregation of the line Offline;- Serialization integration / aggregation of the line injectors.
We have gone in for threemonthly review of spending to see that benefits actually reach the last person instead of rotting in files or used to line pockets.
These are guys who have had an age of seeing administrators chisel and cheat, duck and dive, line pockets and generally insult the game.
The situation occurs because some people want to line pockets and come to power.
Everyone should enjoy a brief day-dream of the wonderful things pounds 82m of wasted council taxpayer''s money could better do than line pockets of a few shareholders and senior officials.