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Definition of fat cat in English:


informal , derogatory
A wealthy and powerful person, especially a business person or politician: [as modifier]: a fat-cat developer
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  • What fat-cat politico wouldn't quake in his boots after a sufficient tongue lashing from this powder keg of fairy dust?
  • If the move lines the pockets of a few fat-cat directors, then that is probably because their remuneration is linked to the profits of the company.
  • National wants to sell out our independence in the vain hope of economic benefit for their fat-cat supporters.

Words that rhyme with fat cat

sun hat • hellcat • requiescat

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