the movers and shakers

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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The publication will feature details of the movers and shakers in Welsh business, as well as leading figures from the public sector and politics.
Trustee Wendy Siegel's exceptional leadership again produced an engaging, fun, must-attend event for the movers and shakers in the real estate industry.
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For many, the novelty of making the January pilgrimage to the Alps has worn off, and without the movers and shakers there will be no talk, and certainly no action.
Keeping in mind the challenges faced each day by entrepreneurs and small business owners," says McCoy-Pinderhughes, "I've put together an issue that will inspire you to follow through with your dream, direct you to sources of capital to fund your venture, taken you on a trip to the 2000 Black Enterprise/Bank of America Entrepreneurs Conference, and introduced you to the movers and shakers of today and tomorrow.
At the end of the day the movers and shakers go home to Bel Air or Palos Verdes, but it's the burghers who stay in the city and endure it.
But not by attacking the movers and shakers, Bartimole grumbles.
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Trustee Wendy Siegel's exceptional leadership again produced an energetic, fun, must-attend event for the movers and shakers in the real estate industry.
The quarterly compilation of timely information and statistics focuses on the movers and shakers within the fabless segment.
COMDEX Fall 2001, November 12-16 in Las Vegas, is the premier IT marketplace in the world, where the movers and shakers who drive the technology industry meet, learn and make technology decisions.
During its first day of broadcasting, SYS-CON Television featured live interviews from the show floor with the movers and shakers of the hypergrowth wireless industry.
Each issue of IGI carries news of the hottest sites and interviews with the movers and shakers in the industry.