To feather one's nest
Also found in: Idioms.
Related to To feather one's nest: You could have knocked me over with a feather, knock me over with a feather
|to provide for one's self especially from property belonging to another, confided to one's care; - an expression taken from the practice of birds which collect feathers for the lining of their nests.|
See also: Feather
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.