movers and shakers


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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.
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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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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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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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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.
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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.”
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To keep these Movers and Shakers segments in growth mode -- and light a fire under others -- retailers will need to heed the trends that are driving growth among the national brands, Viamari maintains.
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Topping the non-foods Movers and Shakers list are store brand weight control candy/tablets, which posted a dollar sales increase of 142.4 percent to reach $6.8 million.
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Continuing a trend, this year brings significantly more "Movers and Shakers" -- store brand food/beverage and non-food categories and subcategories that posted dollar and unit sales increases of 5 percent or more and reached $5 million or more in sales -- than last year.
Despite improvements in the economy, this year brings more "Movers and Shakers" - store brand food and non-food categories that posted dollar and unit sales increases of 5 percent or more and reached $5 million or more in sales - than last year.
Trustee Wendy Siegel's exceptional leadership again produced an energetic, fun, must-attend event for the movers and shakers in the real estate industry.
This year, almost 100 store brand food and non-food categories posted dollar and unit sales increases -- and total sales -- that meet our Movers and Shakers criteria.
Siegel were also acknowledged with the President's Award; each earned the award for their exceptional leadership, which has continued to make the Winter's Eve Gala the event to attend for movers and shakers.
New York City's real estate movers and shakers gathered recently at the 36th Annual Urban Leadership Award Dinner, held by New York University's Real Estate Institute June 3rd at the newly refurbished World Financial Center Winter Garden.
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We also know about what businesses will open in the community because we are familiar with the movers and shakers."
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