to featherbed

to featherbed
Создать благоприятные условия для определённой группы людей или организации, особенно в сфере финансов. Глагол употребляется, в частности, по отношению к тем компаниям, которые предлагают большие средства или привилегии профсоюзам, а также по отношению к правительству, которое субсидирует какую-либо отрасль промышленности. (Feather bed — перина, пуховик).

French farmers have been featherbedded for too long. — Французским фермерам слишком долго создавали благоприятные условия.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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