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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: captain, industry, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Tyler, Sr., 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.
He, however, urged companies, captains of industry and philanthropist individuals to share with, and support the vision for societal advancement.
Speaking at a roundtable session with Turkish captains of industry, the prime minister suggested that producers here should consider exporting more of its produce to Malaysia, especially apricots and cherries.
But he missed out mentioning Europe's biggest fan, the BBC; they have spent the years since our vote to leave wheeling on former MPs and celebrities, plus supposed captains of industry, to tell us our vote to leave was wrong.
The race, which started in 2015 has always seen the captains of industry compete for the 'bragging right'.
Labour's leader like most economists, MPs, trade union leaders, captains of industry and doctors knows the country will be poorer and weaker by turning our back on neighbours.
This focus on management and human resource development is one of the soft skills of the captains of industry that will never "disrupted." I can say the same thing from personal experience about John Gokongwei of JG Summit and George Ty of the Metrobank group.
This is an extension of the DLA/Boeing Captains of Industry program and the program's first depot contract supporting the U.S.
"I request the relevant heads of government institutions and the captains of industry to intervene and offer the qualified youth internship opportunities.That will help to eradicate the unemployment disaster in which our country is drowning.
Many successful public servants, captains of industry, outstanding professionals, and overseas workers did not pass the UPCAT nor graduate from UP.
Imaginative journalists 1, Captains of Industry, 0.