captain of industry


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captain of industry

A wealthy and powerful person in the business world. Her family will never accept an unemployed artist like me—they expect her to marry a captain of industry. Do you want to come to the gala with me and hob-nob with some captains of industry?
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captain of industry

Fig. a high-ranking corporation officer; a wealthy and successful capitalist. The captains of industry manage to hang on to their money no matter what. It's fun to see those captains of industry drive up in their limousines.
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a captain of ˈindustry

a person who manages a large industrial company: He later moved to Seattle, where he became a well-known figure and captain of industry.
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'If you've the sort of mind that would forget Jones I doubt if ever you'll be a captain of industry.'
Any one of them knows far more about sociology and all the other ologies than the average captain of industry. Yes, I have been to half a dozen of their meetings, but that doesn't make me a socialist any more than hearing Charley Hapgood orate made me a Republican."
A damned blood-sucking blackmailer was that simple, strenuous, self-made captain of industry. He had secrets against nearly everybody; one against poor old Westmoreland about an early marriage in Cyprus that might have put the duchess in a queer position; and one against Harker about some flutter with his client's money when he was a young solicitor.
Ineos tycoon Jim Ratcliffe has so far displayed attitudes to employment more in common with a Victorian mill owner than a progressive captain of industry.
With an astute understanding of the British male psyche and an acumen that should be the envy of many a captain of industry, she has utilised her primary asset, her body, as a business tool and earned a fortune as she did so.
A former captain of industry has called on business leaders to put in extra hours to cope with the demands of the recession.
"One captain of industry, who I won't name, spent all night pressing the buttons," declares Rocking Bob, a self-confessed fan of the Rolling Stones and Miles Davis.
Now, I am no captain of industry, neither am I an economist, but I do know enough to state that in order to survive in today's world, one needs to keep an eye on the horizon for emerging trends and prepare accordingly.
The man whose life began in a humble cottage in Brentford, London, was to become a great captain of industry.
A NUNEATON graduate has been hailed by the government as a future captain of industry.
No fussy monogrammed shirt, no sparkling ingot cufflinks, no Italian loafers--none of the trappings that would signify his Captain of Industry station are apparent when Ghosn introduces Nissan Motor Co.'s new Altima sedan at New York's International Auto Show.
It was probably partly a pose, because although Oliver Smith looked like a captain of industry or a prince of state ordered up from a meticulous Central Casting, he was, in fact, merely theatrical.
I have met no captain of industry who's made my blood surge.
The recognized "captain of industry," about to break into the Fortune 500, was miserable!
Dodsworth, a captain of industry from Babbitt's metropolis of Zenith, is persuaded by his frivolous wife Fran to make a tour of Europe.