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したり顔
⇒うまくやったという顔つき smug look
英英定義 smug: showing too much satisfaction with your own cleverness or success
例文 What are you looking so smug about? (LDCE)

自腹を切る
pay out of one's own pocket
例文 Dan had to pay for the repairs out of his own pocket. (LDCE)

私腹を肥やす
⇒公の地位や立場を利用して私財をためる line one's own pocket(s) / feather one's nest
・英英定義 line one's own pocket(s): to earn money using dishonest or illegal methods
例文 Staff at the bank have apparently been lining their pockets with money from investors' accounts. (CALD)
・英英定義 feather one's nest: to get money by dishonest methods
例文 He feathered his nest by taking advantage of his position. (SAJED)