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Captain Obvious

A person who makes a statement or statements of such obvious meaning or implication as to be entirely redundant, superfluous, or unnecessary. Pauline: "The President has said that lower-class families are bearing the brunt of the recession worse than anyone else." Johnny: "Thank you, Captain Obvious!" A: "Your photos are out of focus because you didn't adjust the lens properly." B: "Wow, Captain Obvious strikes again!"
See also: captain, obvious

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?
See also: captain, industry, of

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

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.
See also: captain, industry, of
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According to recent media reports, names of Pakistan top-order batsmen Azhar Ali, Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq were circulating as possible replacement for captaincy in Test cricket.
This is basically because the PCB wants to prove that they believe in continuity in captaincy especially in the light of the upcoming T20 World Cup.
'Assigning the ODI captaincy to anyone from Muhammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim and Babar Azam will be discussed in the meeting,' a source told.
Having to apologise for liking a social media post calling for the manager to go is hardly conduct befitting the United captaincy.
New Delhi [India], Nov 5 ( ANI ): Delhi batsman Gautam Gambhir, on Monday asked the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) authorities to not consider him for the captaincy role and in his stead should give the responsibility to some youngster.
Sarfraz's captaincy has come under a cloud of doubt after Pakistan crashed out of the recently concluded Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
5 in the early part of his career, but since taking over the captaincy from Cook, he has preferred the No.4 slot even though Trevor Bayliss, the England coach, has called No.
But I am not half as much interested in the captaincy role as you all are.
"He's taken up the captaincy of Ulster again, which I found interesting to see where that leads to.
Just whether England would be willing to burden his emboldened spirit with the captaincy, while also adding to his already significant workload as an all-rounder, is up for debate.
Talking to reporter, a PCB official said after the team's poor show in the ODI series, there have been talks in the Board for the removal of Azhar Ali from captaincy.
Sourav Ganguly has also joined the chorus and the former India captain believes that it is time for the selectors to hand over the captaincy to Virat in all formats.
Former Leg spinner Abdul Qadir praised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for handing over the T20 captaincy to Sarfraz.
SAM Warburton has admitted he was a reluctant leader at first as he prepares to equal the Wales captaincy record against France today.
Contract notice: Exploitation of the captaincy of the river stop confluence and maintenance of boating instead.