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Meaning: to have a plan or secret desire to get something.
Meaning: If you say that you are feathering your own nest, you mean that you are working so hard to gather resources (money) to live a comfortable life in the future.
Example: John is so much concerned about helping others instead of feathering his own nest. Read more ➺
Meaning: by any possible means
Example: The farmer will not sell us the land. By hook or by crook, he is hanging on to it. Read more ➺
Meaning: have a private or selfish reason for doing something
Example: He should not become the chairman of the committee as he has too many axes of his own to grind. Read more ➺