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Meaning of cupboard love


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cupboard love

The phrase cupboard love refers to affection that is given purely to gain something from someone.

The phrase comes from the way in which a cat will give the person who feeds it superficial "love".


It was just cupboard love, and what she really wanted was the money she used to get from him.

This idiom is in the love category

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