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Casual Lex: An Informal Assemblage of Why We Say What We Say
FEATHER ONE'S NEST Four centuries ago, when this expression came into
vogue in England, it was considered complimentary. Anyone who has ever
watched a chickadee or a pair of wrens at work is conscious that the preparation
of a nest ...
The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
[Early 1600s] feather one's nest Acquire wealth for oneself, especially by taking
advantage of one's position or using the property of others. For example, Bill's
many profitable consulting assignments enabled him tofeather his nest quite ...
Cheater's Guide to Speaking English Like a Native
Feather one's nest Birds place loose feathers in their nests to make them soft and
more comfortable. When a person "feathers his or her nest" it means they make
themselves more comfortable financially, often by questionable means. a.
Boye Lafayette De Mente, 2007
General Knowledge of English Literature
Nest To feather one's nest—to makewrongful use of one's position, inorder to
make or save money for oneself. To rule the roost—to dominateor governa group.
To come home to roost—to recoil on the person responsible for a follyorwrong.
The Modern Anglo-Bengali Dictionary: In 6 Volumes
To feather one's nest — To collect wealth for one's self while serving others in the
position of a trust, (an expression taken from the practice of birds which collect
feathers for the lining of their nests) ; «IC«1l ^tll It? 'Pal, va1 i To tar and feather a
Dictionary of St. Lucian Creole: Part 1: Kwéyòl - English, ...
... mantche kouwai; as light as a feather, bien léje; v.,dné épi plim; bai plim; to
feather one's nest, pwan lavantai sikonstanspou anwichi kl)-OM,' feather-bed,
matla plim; feathered, a., gani épiplim February, n., fevwié. federate, v., fédéwé;
Jones E. Mondesir, Lawrence D. Carrington, 1992
The Nelson Contemporary English Dictionary
... proud of feather one's nest to enrich oneself, usuat someone else's expense
show the white feather to be cowardly feather-bed (fe'therbedl n a mattress filled
with feathers v 1 to pamper 2 to limit work or production in order to avoid
Lexicography: An Introduction
-feather one's nest see feather. [O.E. nest; Ger. Nest, L. nidus.] (Chambers) nest •
n. 1 a structure or place made or chosen by a bird for laying eggs and sheltering
its young. ▻ a place where an animal or insect breeds or shelters. ▻ a snug or ...
Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions: Together with Death's Duell
... run smooth, run smoothly, run on all fours. rise in the world, get on in the world;
work one's way, make one's way; look up; lift one's head, raise one's head, make
one's fortune, feather one's nest, make one's pile. flower, blow, blossom, bloom, ...
John Donne, William Henry Draper, Izaak Walton, 1926
A Dictionary of the English and Russian Languages:
... set on the firm-pjur, to feather one's nest; - ся, r. to warm one's self, to feather
one's nest; pw. to be warmed , to be heated. rp'taxóniiisii'a, a.sl. 0f sin, sinful,
culpable. Грьховбдникъ, m. tempter, seducer, debaucher. ГрЪховбдНИЦа,
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Erfahre, worüber man in den einheimischen und internationalen Medien spricht und wie der Begriff feather one's nest
im Kontext der folgenden Nachrichten gebraucht wird.
As for the expression, "to feather one's nest," the farther north the nest and the earlier in the season, the more insulating feathers are added. «New Hampshire Public Radio, Mär 13»
Busting myths about Benghazi
... birth certificate," a bundle of allegations based less on a desire to find the truth than to feather one's nest as a five-star foe of the president. «Chicago Tribune, Okt 12»
A Grid in the Hand
Not only that, but Mr. McClary uses the idiom “FEATHER ONE'S NEST” cleverly, as the three birds in the grid preen and then sit on top of the ... «New York Times, Mär 12»