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fat cat

A disparaging term for a rich and powerful person. The voters were tired of all the fat cats running for political office. They wanted someone who understood the plight of the middle class.
See also: cat, fat

fat cat

Fig. someone who is ostentatiously and smugly wealthy. I like to watch the fat cats go by in their BMWs. I'm no fat cat. I can't even pay my normal bills!
See also: cat, fat

fat cat

A wealthy and privileged person, as in This neighborhood, with its million-dollar estates, is full of fat cats. This term originally meant "a rich contributor to a political campaign," and while this usage persists, it now is often applied more broadly, as in the example. [Colloquial; 1920s]
See also: cat, fat
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FAT CAT coin sorters allow SECU to expand those community efforts and help fundraising dollars make an even larger positive impact on our State.
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Signature Dish Fat Cat Stir Fry: A choice of Chicken, Duck, Salmon or Vegetarian all with -Ginger, chilli, garlic, bean sprouts, pak choi, peppers mushrooms and egg noodles in a honey and soy sauce.
We should support the low-income groups who protect society rather than the fat cats who exploit it.
Bangor had never seen anything quite like the Fat Cat before - the bar served food throughout the day, was furnished with distressed wood panelling cannibalised from closed churches or schools, and crucially its laid-back approach proved a massive hit with women.
It sounds enough to satisfy even the greediest Fat Cat.
Financial education is the focus of SECU's youth programs, comprised of Fat Cat for ages 12 and under, and Zard for teens up to 19 years of age.
THE boss of the Fat Cat bar chain has blamed Wrexham's "cheap booze culture" for the closure of their venue in the town this week.
I'm sure that in the end the truth will come out and fat cat or not Mr Ainsworth should not have made people wait to see his expenses but then again he shouldn't have voted against MPs expenses being released under the Freedom of Information Act, but he did.
The word shareholder is not synonymous with the term fat cat.
Thus, with circumstances having sealed our fate, we plumped for The Fat Cat CafA Bar - only to find almost every table occupied.
Fat Cat and Zard place an emphasis on youth financial education, with dedicated websites, newsletters and in-school presentations by SECU personnel.
THERE was one more fat cat than usual at the annual meeting of insurance giant Standard Life.
THE Fat Cat is a diner and bar that is due to open in Glasgow's Merchant City later next week.