line sb's pockets

line sb's pockets
Ⅰ.
line sb's pockets
to make someone richer, especially in illegal or dishonest ways: »

They're the sort of Washington politicians who would line the pockets of their Wall Street friends.

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These are simply clutching, greedy people who are just manipulating society at large to line their pockets.

Main Entry: line
Ⅱ.
line your/sb's pockets
to get richer or make someone richer, especially by acting unfairly or by being dishonest: »

He was not accused of lining his own pockets.

Main Entry: pocket

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • line (your) (own) pockets — to make a lot of money for yourself. Allowing patients to sue will increase the cost of health insurance and line lawyers pockets. He was using his position as an immigration official to line his pockets. Usage notes: usually said about a person… …   New idioms dictionary

  • line\ one's\ pockets — • line one s pockets • line one s purse v. phr. informal To get a lot of money unfairly; get rich by being dishonest. The policeman lined his pockets by taking bribes. The inspector lined his pockets by permitting contractors to use poor building …   Словарь американских идиом

  • line someone's pockets — line (someone s) pockets if money or a system is lining someone s pockets, that person is receiving too much money or is receiving money that is not intended for them. There s to be an investigation following allegations that the money raised is… …   New idioms dictionary

  • line one's pockets — verb make a lot of money • Hypernyms: ↑profit, ↑turn a profit • Verb Frames: Somebody s Somebody s PP * * * (informal) MAKE MONEY, accept bribes, embezzle money; …   Useful english dictionary

  • line one's pockets — idi line one s pockets, to profit, esp. at the expense of others …   From formal English to slang

  • line your (own) pockets — line your (own)/sb s ˈpockets idiom to get richer or make sb richer, especially by taking unfair advantage of a situation or by being dishonest • Health services are lining the drug companies pockets, according to the report. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • line one's pockets — also[line one s purse] {v. phr.}, {informal} To get a lot of money unfairly; get rich by being dishonest. * /The policeman lined his pockets by taking bribes./ * /The inspector lined his pockets by permitting contractors to use poor building… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • line one's pockets — also[line one s purse] {v. phr.}, {informal} To get a lot of money unfairly; get rich by being dishonest. * /The policeman lined his pockets by taking bribes./ * /The inspector lined his pockets by permitting contractors to use poor building… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • line one's pockets — verb To accumulate personal wealth, especially in an illegal or morally objectionable manner. The men who have lined their pockets with public plunder and made the Municipal Government a nest of thieves will any one in his sober senses believe… …   Wiktionary

  • line one's pockets — informal he had lined his pockets with campaign funds Syn: make money, accept bribes, embezzle money; informal feather one s nest, graft, grift, be on the make …   Thesaurus of popular words

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