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Feather Your Nest

To be more concerned about making money and enriching oneself than doing any good or caring for others

Etymology:

  • For so many years, it was observed that to make their nest more comfortable, birds used to line them with soft, delicate feathers. It is an old expression dating back in the 16th century which was used for greedy and selfish people who misused their power and position to make money without caring for others or doing anything for the well-being of people. The expression can also be used in positive way mean to embellish your home or decorate it.
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In our country, most of the politicians have been simply feathering their own nest and doing nothing.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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Feder dein Nest

plume ton nid

piuma il tuo nido

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