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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 feath·er·bed /ˈfɛðɚ/
 (vi.)擔任閒職(vt.)使擔任閒職(a.)擔任閒職的

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 featherbed
      n : a mattress stuffed with feathers [syn: feather bed]
      v 1: treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper
           the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
           [syn: pamper, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle,
            spoil, indulge]
      2: hire more workers than are necessary
      [also: featherbedding, featherbedded]