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wholly owned subsidiary

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wholly owned subsidiary

noun phrase

Someone or something in the complete control of another person or entity: Public transportation in Boston is practically a wholly owned subsidiary of Bill Bulger's/ We must put on a happy face and embrace George Pataki, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alfonse D'Amato

[1990s+; fr the phrase used to describe one company owned by another]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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