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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 61. The noun phrase today is

  • fat cat. Okay let's take a look at the note here. If you refer to someone as a

  • fat cat, especially a politician or rich businessman, you show that you disapprove

  • of the way they use their wealth and power. Fat cats were often known to give

  • large donations to political parties to gain more power and influence. Okay. Let's

  • continue here. The phrase first appeared around the 1920s to describe any rich

  • donors to political parties. By the mid 1950s. The definition widened. So it

  • increased to include more people. To include any wealthy person who is

  • believed to profit from the hard labor of other people. Okay. Good, let's give

  • some examples here. Example number one. That political party invited many fat

  • cats to this fundraiser to hit them up for political donations. Yeah. Sometimes

  • with the fundraisers they, maybe they'll offer them a dinner and they'll have the

  • dinner at you know, I don't know, two thousand dollars a plate and even

  • besides that, they may go up to them and hope that they write them some checks as

  • well. So that's one way we might hear it. Or number two. That fat cat hired a firm to

  • lobby for and against certain bills in Congress. Well whatever is in their favor.

  • Whatever you know, will give them profit or will be for them, for what they want,

  • for their agenda. Okay, Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your

  • time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 61. The noun phrase today is

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A2 BEG US fat political cat phrase profit noun phrase

English Tutor Nick P Noun Phrase (61) Fat Cat

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    anitawu12   posted on 2019/04/28
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