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fat cat

noun affluent contributor, contributor with deep pockets, moneyed contributor, rich backer, rich connributor, wealthy campaign contributor, wealthy contributor, wealthy donor, wealthy supporter
Associated concepts: campaign finance laws, election laws, limits on campaign contributions, publicly funded campaigns
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Bangor had never seen anything quite like the Fat Cat before - the bar served food throughout the day, was furnished with distressed wood panelling cannibalised from closed churches or schools, and crucially its laid-back approach proved a massive hit with women.
They are unwilling to go to the mat with the fat cats.
They'll be only dimly aware of what's seen on television, and they don't think about the fat cats looming above them.
I'M as anxious as anyone to see the fat cats brought low but I think we're beginning to confuse them with other people who are certainly not grinding the faces of the poor.
As far as I am concerned, fat cats should face charges if anyone dies through malnutrition or hypothermia because they can't pay fuel bills.
If the fat cats who paid for the polling data being used to justify pushing the term-limits issue had asked Angelenos to rank it on a list of what's important to them, no one would be wasting their time at one of these sorry little term-limit pep rallies.
Situated at the top end of the High Street, the Bangor branch was the first of all the Fat Cats.
Moves to stop rewarding fat cats who fail firms The Government will today propose new laws to stop bosses walking away with massive payments even when their companies have performed very poorly, in response to the growing concern over socalled 'fat cat' greed.
Members of the unions will hold banners reading "Don't let the fat cats cream any more off".
STOPPING the fat cats getting the cream was widely expected of Labour when it took office in 1997.
I don't think there's a conspiracy of evil Nashville fat cats out to deprive the people of their hardcore country music.
Sir Desmond - dubbed King of the Fat Cats by critics - caused uproar when he threatened to challenge the Government's planned windfall tax after his own pay rose by more than 21 per cent.