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fat catnoun [C]

 /ˈfæt ˈkæt/
slang someone who is ​rich and has a lot of ​influence, esp. in ​politics or ​business
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fat catnoun [C]

uk   us   disapproving
someone who has made a lot of ​money, especially without ​working hard for it or by not caring about their ​workers, ​customers, etc.: There is a lot of ​public anger about ​corporate fat cats and their huge ​bonuses.

fat-catadjective [before noun]

uk   us   disapproving
relating to someone who has made a lot of ​money, especially without ​working hard for it or by not caring about their ​workers, ​customers, etc.: fat-cat ​bosses/​bankers/​lobbyists fat-cat ​payrises/​bonuses/​pensions
(Definition of fat cat from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fat cat”
in Chinese (Simplified) 大亨, 阔佬, (尤指公司的)老板…
in Turkish para babası, çok zengin, patron…
in Russian богач, толстосум…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大亨, 闊佬, (尤指公司的)老闆…
in Polish grubaryba…
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