bite the hand that feeds you

to do something bad to someone who has been good to you and whose help you need

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • bite the hand that feeds you — phrase to do something bad to someone who has been good to you and whose help you need Thesaurus: to treat someone unfairlysynonym Main entry: bite * * * bite the hand that feeds you informal : to harm someone who has helped or supported you He… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bite the hand that feeds you — bite the hand that feeds (you) to severely criticize the person or organization that helps you or pays you. It is unwise to bite the hand that feeds you, but TV journalists need to tell the truth about the news business …   New idioms dictionary

  • bite the hand that feeds you —    If you bite the hand that feeds you, you are unfriendly or do harm to someone who is kind to you.     If you say bad things about the person who gives you a job, you bite the hand that feeds you …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • bite the hand that feeds you — be unkind to the one who cares for you or pays you    If you criticize your employer, you bite the hand that feeds you …   English idioms

  • bite the hand that feeds you — turn against a friend or supporter, repay kindness with wrong He is biting the hand that feeds him if he continues to criticize and fight against his boss …   Idioms and examples

  • don't bite the hand that feeds you — don t break off ties with the people who help you …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bite the hand that feeds one — {v. phr.} To turn against or hurt a helper or supporter; repay kindness with wrong. * /He bit the hand that fed him when he complained against his employer./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bite the hand that feeds — (you) to severely criticize the person or organization that helps you or pays you. It is unwise to bite the hand that feeds you, but TV journalists need to tell the truth about the news business …   New idioms dictionary

  • don't bite the hand that feeds — When someone says this to you, they are trying to tell you not to act against those on whom you depend …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • bite — bite1 S2 [baıt] v past tense bit [bıt] past participle bitten [ˈbıtn] present participle biting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(teeth)¦ 2¦(insect/snake)¦ 3¦(press hard)¦ 4¦(effect)¦ 5¦(accept)¦ 6¦(fish)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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