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line your pocket(s)

to earn money using dishonest or illegal methods: Staff at the bank have apparently been lining their pockets with money from investors' accounts.
Translations of “line your pocket(s)”
in Chinese (Traditional) (以欺騙或非法手段)斂財,搞錢, 中飽私囊…
in Chinese (Simplified) (以欺骗或非法手段)敛财,搞钱, 中饱私囊…
(Definition of line your pocket(s) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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