fat cat

Meaning: a wealthy company director or board member

For example:

  • The members of the board were typical fat cats whose main concern was filling their own pockets.

  • If there were more fat cats visiting the island, we'd be making much more money in our shops and restaurants.

Quick Quiz:

Fat cats can often be found in

a. company boardrooms

b. research laboratories

c. training workshops

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Contributor: Matt Errey