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the godfather of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe godfather of somethingthe godfather of somethingsomeone who began or developed something such as a type of music Afrika Bambaataa, the Godfather of hip hop godfather
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the godfather of somethingIs there any chance of a job or has the Godfather Of Soul got the market sewn up?Packard knew that the godfather of ecology, Aldo Leopold, had successfully recreated a prairie of sorts in 1934.Until he stopped donating the usual $ 400,000, du Pont was the godfather of the sport.
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