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bite the hand that feeds one

Definition of bite the hand that feeds one

informal

  1. :  to harm someone who has been helpful or supportive <He was reluctant to criticize his mentor for fear of biting the hand that fed him.>



Word by Word Definitions

biteplay
  1. :  to seize especially with teeth or jaws so as to enter, grip, or wound

    :  to wound, pierce, or sting especially with a fang or a proboscis

    :  to cut or pierce with or as if with an edged weapon

  1. :  the act of biting

    :  the manner of biting

    :  occlusion

handplay
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ

    :  the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

    : :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: as

  1. :  with the hands rather than by machine

  1. :  to touch or manage with the hands

    :  to deal with

    :  furl

feedplay feeds
  1. :  to give food to

    :  to give as food

    :  to furnish something essential to the development, sustenance, maintenance, or operation of

  1. :  an act of eating

    :  meal

    :  a large meal


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