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fat-cat

1. n. someone with great wealth and the accompanying success. I like to watch the fat-cats go by in their beemers.
2. mod. having to do with wealth or a wealthy person. You’ll never see me driving any of those fat-cat cars.
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Going against the grain of fat-cat pay deals, they've all seen their earnings shrink in the past year.
Once again, the public services that matter most would be the first to go, while the city's fat-cat bureaucrats remain unscathed.
Back when the city was shelling out for the Democratic National Convention because some fat-cat Democrats - unlike Broad and Burkle who ponied up $1 million each for the convention - reneged on their commitment, we thought City Hall was only bailing out Al Gore.
I HAVE been hearing a lot lately about fat-cat bosses receiving huge salaries but treating staff appallingly.
Learning that some fat-cat owners had taped two regular scratching boxes together, they went to work and came up with the 10- inch-wide WideBody for wide-load cats.
Fat-cat bureaucrats throughout LAUSD were quivering in fear after reading Mullinax's report.
The answers by 650 students at 19 high schools throughout Los Angeles serve as a primer for fat-cat bureaucrats and downtown's disconnected dilettantes of power.
THE Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been burrowing itself into bankruptcy by building an extravagantly expensive subway that mostly benefits fat-cat contractors who have too-cozy ties with MTA board members.
This year, angry voters are doing something about the big money and the corruption in California politics that allow tobacco companies to weaken our anti-smoking laws, oil companies to gouge us at the pump and politicians to spend more time at fat-cat fund-raisers than doing the job we pay them for.