feather bed

Origin of feather bed

before 1000; Middle English, Old English
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British Dictionary definitions for feather bed

feather bed

noun
  1. a mattress filled with feathers or down
verb featherbed -beds, -bedding or -bedded
  1. (tr) to pamper; spoil
  2. (intr) US to be subject to or engage in featherbedding
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