feather-bedded

featherbed

[feth-er-bed]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), featherbedded, featherbedding.
to subject to or engage in featherbedding.

Origin:
1945–50; back formation from featherbedding

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featherbed

noun
1. a mattress stuffed with feathers [syn: feather bed

verb
1. treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!" [syn: pamper
2. hire more workers than are necessary 
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