line pockets

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 lining the pockets of officials.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • line your pockets — phrase to obtain money, especially by acting dishonestly He accused executives of trying to line their own pockets. Thesaurus: to earn or to get moneysynonym Main entry: line * * * line your pockets informal : to take or get a lot of money by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 (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 — [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\ 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\ purse — • 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 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 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

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