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prime mover

The person or thing that generates the initial energy or momentum for something to happen. The newly elected congresswoman has been the prime mover in the recent environmental reforms. While there was a confluence of events leading to his removal from office, it was the revelation of his tax evasion that was the prime mover.
See also: mover, prime

a mover and a shaker

A person who is able to get things done with their power, influence, or money. She thinks her father can get me into law school. Apparently he's quite a mover and a shaker. The conference is going to be full of movers and shakers of the industry, so I want to make a good impression.
See also: and, mover, shaker

movers and shakers

people who get things done; organizers and managers. The movers and shakers in this firm haven't exactly been working overtime. Who are the movers and shakers around here?
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prime mover

Fig. the force that sets something going; someone or something that starts something off. The assistant manager was the prime mover in getting the manager sacked. Discontent with his job was the prime mover in John's deciding to retire early.
See also: mover, prime

mover and shaker

A person who wields power and influence in a particular activity or field, as in He's one of the movers and shakers in the art world. At first the two nouns referred specifically to God, alluding to the belief that a divine force was responsible for all events. The current usage refers only to human beings. [Second half of 1800s]
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prime mover

The initial source of energy directed toward a goal, someone or something that sets others in motion. For example, Jean was the prime mover in getting us more laboratory space, or Patriotism was the prime mover of the revolution. [Late 1600s]
See also: mover, prime

the movers and shakers

JOURNALISM
COMMON If you talk about the movers and shakers, you mean the people with power and influence in a particular area who make things happen and cause new developments. They were given introductions to the movers and shakers in the industry. Cochran was only 21, but in four short years had established himself as one of the movers and shakers of '50s rock'n'roll. Note: This comes from the poem `Ode' by Arthur O'Shaugnessy (1874): `We are the music-makers And we are the dreamers of dreams... We are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems.'
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a mover and shaker

someone at the centre of events who makes things happen; a powerful person.
Movers and shakers is first recorded in Arthur O'Shaughnessy's 1874 poem ‘Ode’.
1998 Times Ten years from now his name will again be high on the list of movers and shakers to watch in the decade.
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ˌmovers and ˈshakers

people with power in important organizations: He is one of the principle movers and shakers in the political arena.
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a prime ˈmover

a person or a thing that starts something and has an important influence on its development: The prime mover in setting up the group was ex-lawyer James Stanley.Economic factors are the prime mover of change.
See also: mover, prime

movers and shakers

n. people who get things done; organizers and managers. The movers and shakers in this firm haven’t exactly been working overtime.
See also: and, mover, shaker

movers and shakers

Individuals with the power and/or influence to effect change. At first each of these nouns alluded specifically to God, but in the nineteenth century they began to be paired and applied to human beings. The OED quotes A. O’Shaughnessy’s Music and Moonlight (1874): “Yet we are the movers and shakers of the world forever, it seems.”
See also: and, mover, shaker
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HS2 is currently working to finalise the scheme design of the people mover and will hold a further series of events in partnership with the UGC for people to see the designs in Autumn 2019 before submitting an application to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council seeking approval of matters related to design of the People Mover as required within the HS2 Act.
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GP assume that the second mover maximizes Equation (1), taking [e.sub.1] as given.
THE average house price paid by home movers in Wales has surged by PS50,000 over the past five years, according to analysis from Lloyds Bank.
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Andrew Mason, Lloyds Bank mortgages director, said: "Whilst the number of home movers has risen significantly since 2009, it remains well below previous levels and has recovered less strongly than firsttime buyer numbers."
Bridgevine has developed a movers program that reaches 3.2 million movers each month in various stages of the move.
Rob Armstrong, Bellway sales director, said: "Selling a property can be an expensive and stressful experience, we have designed Express Mover to make it far easier and cheaper for people to sell their old homes when they are buying a new Bellway home, we make all the arrangements which means that our clients can focus upon their new home rather than worrying about the sale of their old home."
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LYREEN MOVER, who failed by just half a length to go unbeaten through the williamhill.com Derby at Wimbledon and also made the same firm's Classic final at Sunderland, can get it right in the final leg of the William Hill Trilogy by landing the All England Cup over 480m at Newcastle, writes Jonathan Kay.
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In this game, subjects are divided into pairs that consisted of a first mover and a second mover.