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fat cat

n. Slang
1. A person who is rich and influential.
2. A wealthy supporter of a political campaign.

fat cat

n
slang
a. a very wealthy or influential person
b. (as modifier): a fat-cat industrialist.

fat′ cat′


n. Slang.
1. a wealthy person, esp. one who makes large political campaign contributions.
2. an important or influential person.
3. a person who is lazy, self-satisfied.
[1925–30, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fat cat - a wealthy and privileged personfat cat - a wealthy and privileged person  
have, rich person, wealthy person - a person who possesses great material wealth
Translations

fat cat

n (fig inf)überbezahlter Topmanager, überbezahlte Topmanagerin, fette Katze (inf)
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