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Fat Cat

Informal; a wealthy person. The term is derogatory and connotes a person who flaunts his/her wealth ostentatiously and/or does not work to earn it.
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In 11 years the bar company that started in Bangor has become one of the hottest new operators in the hospitality business, and Simon Patterson, who still runs the Fat Cat with Matthew Saunders, says they intend to keep on growing.
And the fat cats in the skyboxes were too busy eating lobster tails, sipping wine and martinis, exchanging business cards, talking on their cell phones, or dozing.
No doubt fat cats own shares, but many shareholders are ordinary people with modest savings or people who received shares from the firm they worked for and, in retirement, cling on to them out of loyalty.
AS someone who will soon be a pensioner, I am disgusted that the Scottish and Westminster Parliaments do nothing to stop fat cat bosses from increasing power charges.
Thus, with circumstances having sealed our fate, we plumped for The Fat Cat CafA Bar - only to find almost every table occupied.
Curbing executive pay awards, at least in the utilities, would be popular and fairly easy but Labour may be afraid of the vicious scratches the fat cats could inflict.
And in a mysterious and frightening warning he said: "Three of the fat cats and all of the fat cats are terrorist targets.
It's the equivalent of a major Lotto win for these fat cats - except they get to enjoy the bonanza year after year.
Clams, pigs, slugs, crocodiles, tapirs, flatulent dogs, bats, fat cats, insects trapped in spider webs and more offer words of wisdom but, really, more often, amiably nitwit observations when the series premieres at 8 tonight.
Patterson says he and Saunders, who remain the majority shareholders,are aiming to open two new Fat Cats a year over the next five years and to have 10 Bluus up and running by 2008.
Editor of Financial Director, Andrew Sawers, said: "This survey shows the debate about privatised industry fat cats has to take place in full knowledge that these financial directors are not as well paid as many of their FTSE-100 colleagues.