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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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In the great world, where great captains of industry die, all wheels under their erstwhile management are stopped for a minute.
The captains of industry have virtually dispossessed the descendants of the captains of war.
All day long this man would toil thus, his whole being centered upon the purpose of making twenty-three instead of twenty-two and a half cents an hour; and then his product would be reckoned up by the census taker, and jubilant captains of industry would boast of it in their banquet halls, telling how our workers are nearly twice as efficient as those of any other country.
one of America's foremost captains of industry and the greatest man in California, be in love with a--a--the word stuck in my throat; yet by my own American standards Ajor could be nothing else; at home, for all her beauty, for all her delicately tinted skin, little Ajor by her apparel, by the habits and customs and manners of her people, by her life, would have been classed a squaw.
These, then, were the cool captains of industry and lords of society, these snarling, growling savages in evening clothes.
Its members have become Prime Ministers, captains of industry and Cabinet ministers.
Imaginative journalists 1, Captains of Industry, 0.
With the programme bringing together captains of industry the whole gamut of sectors: banking and financial services; real estate; fashion and beauty; technology and cyber security; media and broadcasting; consulting and government enterprises, we are once again demonstrating our support for women to believe in the power of their ambitions, no matter what they may be," said Dr.
Also present at the event were the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, represented by the Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Hajiya Rukyat Abubakar; members of the state House of Assembly, members of the House of Representatives, captains of industry and traditional rulers from Afemai land and beyond.
Minister Radebe and the ambassadors met with captains of industry on 1 September 2017 to introduce the NDP Youth Ambassador programme to the business sector and foster a strong relationship on youth entrepreneurship.
President Roosevelt musters the captains of industry and leading scientists to find a way to turn back the Martian tide.
CAPTAINS of industry do themselves no favours by sneering at the poorest in society.
Amjad, who studied at Glasgow Caledonian University, said: "We work with the rich, the famous, captains of industry, royalty, Justin Bieber, we have just done some stuff for the Kardashians - and the odd ex-president.
Three captains of industry will provide first-hand advice on how to break into and sustain business in overseas markets at a live webcast on Monday, June 2.
The glittering awards ceremony had in attendance Dubai's elite, including captains of industry, corporate heads, celebrities, dignitaries and entrepreneurs.