Definition of feather bed in English:

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feather bed

Pronunciation: /ˈfɛðəbɛd/


A bed that has a mattress stuffed with feathers.
Example sentences
  • Another option is a fluffy feather bed that adds some extra cushion to the mattress and some warmth to the nighttime.
  • Will I get running water, a nice feather bed, perhaps a private stash of rum?
  • Before retiring to your cozy feather bed in the antiques-filled 1902 house, slip out to the gazebo-screened hot tub (robe and slippers provided).


(feather-bed) [with object] chiefly British Provide (someone) with excessively favourable economic or working conditions: apart from the fees he earns, a practising barrister is not feather-bedded in any way
More example sentences
  • We are feather-bedding them all at our expense!
  • One said: ‘Why should he be feather-bedded when they've already missed one target launch date?’
  • You cannot expect people to feather-bed these public sector employees while being robbed blind by spendthrift councils and Government taxes.

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