Idiom of the Week: Bite the Hand That Feeds You

Meaning: To hurt or be unkind to someone who supports you.

Examples:

Be kind to your parents – don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

She was very angry with her boss, but she decided to keep quiet and not bite the hand that feeds her.

No one ever helps him anymore because he always bites the hand that feeds him.

Pop Quiz:

Who would say “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you!”?:

A.  A parent whose child is misbehaving.

B.  A waiter who gets a big tip.

C.  A dentist who has a nervous patient.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is A. Parents usually spend a lot of time and money on their children: they buy their clothes and provide them with food and a room. So if a child is mean to his or her parents, his or her mom and dad could definitely say “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you!”

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