Definition of feather one's own nest in English:
Make money for oneself in an opportunistic or selfish way: he may have decided to feather his nest by blackmail
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- I don't mind that he may have feathered his nest (after all we live in a capitalist society where feathering nests is the be all and end all).
- A whole bunch of so called scientists, lawyers and, most important, politicians, have taken it over in the meantime to feather their own nest.
- The people simply don't believe that politics has much changed, and regard the entire lot of politicians as corrupt species out to feather their own nest.
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