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shakeup

A very large or drastic reorganization of the management or administration within a company, agency, department, etc., especially resulting in the dismissal of people from their posts or employment. Sometimes hyphenated. Many feared that the shake-up would result in the department no longer being as effective as it once had been. This company needs a major shakeup if it is going to stay afloat in today's economy.

shake-up

n. a reorganization. After a shake-up like the one we’ve just been through, everybody’s a little upset.
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In the life and annuity industry, "there's all kinds of shake-ups all across the country," says Paul Cantone, a partner at Safe Harbor Financial Inc.
Ian Scanlan, head of business development at On Medical said: "The introduction of MedCo has been one of the most significant shake-ups to the claims market in recent times and one which was intended to ensure more independence and competition in the industry and reduce the potential for conflicts of interests between closely associated parties.
A lot of questions need to be answered in detail and the feeling is that in previous health shake-ups too many were dodged.
Fatal accident inquiries would be moved out of courtrooms in one of the biggest legal shake-ups the country has seen in years.
In one of the biggest shake-ups in its 73-year-old history, fewer of the chain's shops will sell loaves of bread.
In one of the biggest shake-ups in their 73-year-old history, far fewer of the chain's shops will sell loaves of bread.
BIN collections across Liverpool are about to undergo one of the biggest shake-ups in the council's history.
Antony Jenkins, who replaced Bob Diamond as chief executive, unveiled one of the biggest shake-ups in the bank's 323-year history.
These are turbulent times in the financial sector and such large-scale shake-ups are only to be expected.
As part of the shake-up, Argos plan to close at least 50 of their 739 stores and move 25 to new locations.
That said, there are likely to be other victims of the shake-up far more deserving of our concern ( and there is a real chance it will be us in the North-East.
DIGITAL As part of the shake-up, Argos plans to close at least 50 of its 739 stores and move another 25 to new locations.
Chisholm's plans to shake-up the health service have provoked storms of protest across the country.