Definition of bite the hand that feeds one in English:

bite the hand that feeds one

phrase

  • Deliberately hurt or offend a benefactor.

    • ‘The suggestion that somehow we are biting the hand that feeds us is absolute nonsense.’
    • ‘It is surely irrational to bite the hand that feeds.’
    • ‘Aunt Marthy's passive hopefulness is problematic for Linda but critiquing it would be to bite the hand that feeds and inspires her.’
    • ‘And then its more prophetic voice might be muted or silenced because it doesn't want to bite the hand that feeds.’
    • ‘But is it the best strategy for a consumer brand to bite the hand that feeds?’
    • ‘But I wouldn't write anything to lift the lid on the fashion industry - it would be biting the hand that feeds me.’
    • ‘It's funny to hear a filmmaker bite the hand that feeds.’
    • ‘The only thing we're surprised about when it comes to the protest is that they picked on us - they are biting the hand that feeds them.’
    • ‘But the BBC is apparently about to set a new standard for biting the hand that feeds it.’
    • ‘Go back to the woods, sing country music or yodel, stop biting the hand that feeds you and leave hip-hop to the people who understand and appreciate it.’