captain of industry

noun phrase

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

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“Captain of industry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/captain%20of%20industry. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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