mover and shaker
noun (plural movers and shakers) Date: 1951 a person who is active or influential in some field of endeavor

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  • mover and shaker — ˌmover and ˈshaker noun [countable] a powerful and influential person: • The movers and shakers in the stock market predicted a rise in share dealing. * * * mover and shaker [usually plural] INFORMAL ► someone who has a lot of influence in a… …   Financial and business terms

  • mover and shaker — A person who is a mover and shaker is a highly respected, key figure in their particular area with a lot of influence and importance …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • mover and shaker — [n] doer achiever, catalyst, enterprising person, entrepreneur, generator, gogetter*, mover, player*, producer, spark plug*, upstart, wheeler and dealer*; concept 347 …   New thesaurus

  • mover and shaker — n. a person who has power and influence, esp., a member of a group having power and influence * * * …   Universalium

  • mover and shaker — n. a person who has power and influence, esp., a member of a group having power and influence …   English World dictionary

  • mover and shaker — noun count often plural someone who is powerful or has a lot of influence: the movers and shakers in the world of finance …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mover and shaker — noun a person who wields power and influence a shaker of traditional beliefs movers and shakers in the business world • Syn: ↑shaker • Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual, ↑someone, ↑somebody, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mover and shaker — UK / US noun [countable, often plural] Word forms mover and shaker : singular mover and shaker plural movers and shakers someone who is powerful or who has a lot of influence …   English dictionary

  • mover and shaker —    A person who is a mover and shaker is a highly respected, key figure in their particular area with a lot of influence and importance.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Mover and shaker —   A person who is a mover and shaker is a highly respected, key figure in their particular area with a lot of influence and importance …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • mover and shaker — noun someone who has power and influence in some field or activity. The sales team sought to talk to the movers and shakers within an organization, rather than to their underlings …   Wiktionary

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