empire-builder

empire builder

noun
a person who plans or works to extend dominion or control, as over territory, political organizations, or business enterprises.

Origin:
1890–95

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empire-builder
 
n
informal a person who seeks extra power for its own sake, esp by increasing the number of his subordinates or staff
 
'empire-building
 
n, —adj

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