Yahoo奇摩字典 網頁搜尋

  1. 你是不是要查

    feather bed
  1. feather bed

    • IPA[ˈfɛðəbɛd]

    英式

    • n.
      a bed that has a mattress stuffed with feathers.
    • v.
      provide (someone) with excessively favourable economic or working conditions;deliberately limit production or retain excess staff in (a business) in order to create jobs or prevent unemployment, typically as a result of a union contract
    • verb: feather-bed, 3rd person present: feather-beds, gerund or present participle: feather-bedding, past tense: feather-bedded, past participle: feather-bedded

    • noun: feather bed, plural noun: feather beds

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a bed that has a mattress stuffed with feathers.

    動詞

    • 1. provide (someone) with excessively favourable economic or working conditions apart from the fees he earns, a practising barrister is not feather-bedded in any way MPs using their office allowance to employ partners as assistants are seen as further evidence of feather-bedding
    • deliberately limit production or retain excess staff in (a business) in order to create jobs or prevent unemployment, typically as a result of a union contract the high pollution industries are to be feather-bedded under the scheme