Idiom:  bite the hand that feeds you

Meaning

Idiom:  bite the hand that feeds you

  • criticize the person or thing that helps you or gives you money/benefits

Example sentences

  • Your parents are strict but you’re 25 years old and still getting money from them so be careful about biting the hand that feeds you.
  • You can either continue to bite the hand that feeds you or just get a new job. 
  • We were lucky to get sponsorship for the conference so make sure the speakers don't bite the hand that feeds us.

  • These goody bags are free. You're not obligated to take one so don't bite the hand that feeds you.

  • Why do your grandchildren bite the hand that feeds them?  If your daughter won't discipline them, the maybe you should.

  • I'm so embarrassed that when I was young I used to frequently bite the hand that fed me

  • You might want to show some appreciation by at least going to your classes instead of biting the hand that feeds you.

  • Although our Federation gives free support and training to athletes, many still bite the hand that feeds them by not representing the country in international events.

Synonyms

  • do someone wrong
  • kick someone around
  • take advantage of someone

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