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featherbedverb [T]

uk   /ˌfeð.əˈbed/  us   /-ɚ-/ (-dd-) UK disapproving
to ​protect someone, ​especially a ​group of ​workers, too much and make things ​easy for them If a ​government featherbeds an ​industry, it gives it a lot of ​help, such as ​lowertaxes, ​especially so that ​jobs will not be ​lost.
featherbedding
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
The ​taxpayer was ​forced to ​fund the featherbedding of a ​privatizedrailcompany.
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