captain of industry

noun phrase

: someone who owns or manages a large, successful business or company

Examples of captain of industry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bertha’s husband, George (Morgan Spector) battles his unionizing workers in a conceit extending the show’s long track record of trying to make George both a ruthless captain of industry — the kind that might pitilessly drive a man to suicide — but also (maybe?) a good man. Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2023

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“Captain of industry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/captain%20of%20industry. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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