captain of industry
the head of a large business firm, especially of an industrial complex.
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merchant, tycoon, capitalist, mogul, financier, aristocrat, magnate, entrepreneur, executive, boss, investor, noble, name, figure, VIP, plutocrat, notable, personage, chief, businessperson
- captain cooker,
- captain jack,
- captain's bed,
- captain's biscuit,
- captain's chair,
- captain's mast,
Origin of captain of industry
First recorded in 1835–45
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