To Feather One's Nest




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To Feather One's Nest : Phrases



Meaning:

To provide for one's comfort; especially, for comfort in later life by amassing wealth.


Example:

Politicians today are more concerned with
feathering their pension nest than paying attention to ruinning the country.


Origin:

It is the practice of many birds, after building their nests, to pluck down from their breasts to provide a soft lining that will be comfortable during the long hours of setting upon the eggs. Thanks to Katie Cutie.





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