foul one's own nest

Croatian translation: sam/a sebi škoditi

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English term or phrase:foul one's own nest
Croatian translation:sam/a sebi škoditi
Entered by: eleonora_r

22:05 Jul 13, 2006
English to Croatian translations [PRO]
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / speech
English term or phrase: foul one's own nest
... a few people may accuse this reporter of fouling his own comfortable nest.

Mislim da se radi o idiomatskom izrazu...
eleonora_r
Local time: 05:25
sam/a sebi škodi
Explanation:
Foul one's own nest:

Hurt one's own interests, as in: With his constant complaints about his wife, he's only fouling his own nest. This metaphoric expression transfers a bird's soiling of its nest to human behavior. [Mid-1200s]

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sam/a sebi škodi


Explanation:
Foul one's own nest:

Hurt one's own interests, as in: With his constant complaints about his wife, he's only fouling his own nest. This metaphoric expression transfers a bird's soiling of its nest to human behavior. [Mid-1200s]




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Karen Ordanic
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