line someone's pockets

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 lining the pockets of officials.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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. »These are simply clutching, greedy people who are just… …   Financial and business terms

  • line 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 — [laɪn] noun [countable] 1. also product line MARKETING a type of product that a company makes or sells, often with several different sizes, models etc; = RANGE: • It continues to get about two thirds of it …   Financial and business terms

  • line — line1 [ laın ] noun *** ▸ 1 long thin mark ▸ 2 edge showing shape ▸ 3 border/limit ▸ 4 telephone connection ▸ 5 row of people/things ▸ 6 part of railroad system ▸ 7 transportation company ▸ 8 way of thinking/talking ▸ 9 series of words ▸ 10… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • line — line1 W1S1 [laın] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on paper/on the ground)¦ 2¦(between two areas)¦ 3¦(of people/things)¦ 4¦(direction)¦ 5¦(on your face)¦ 6¦(phone)¦ 7¦(for trains)¦ 8¦(between two types of thing)¦ 9¦(shape/edge)¦ 10¦(w …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • line — 1 noun LONG THIN MARK 1 (C) a long thin, usually continuous mark on a surface: A wiggly line showed where the river was. | straight line: Can you draw a straight line? | dotted line (=a broken straight line drawn or printed on paper): Sign your… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • line — I. /laɪn / (say luyn) noun 1. a mark or stroke long in proportion to its breadth, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc., on a surface. 2. something resembling a traced line, as a band of colour, a seam, a furrow, etc.: lines of stratification in… …  

  • line your pockets — 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

  • 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

  • line — [[t]la͟ɪn[/t]] ♦ lines, lining, lined 1) N COUNT A line is a long thin mark which is drawn or painted on a surface. Draw a line down that page s center. ...a dotted line... The ball had clearly crossed the line. 2) N COUNT: usu pl The lines on… …   English dictionary

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