mover and shaker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mover and shaker a person who wields power and influence "a shaker of traditional beliefs","movers and shakers in the business world"
    • ***

Idioms

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.
***
Movers and shakers - Dynamic, important people who can get things done quickly and are influential are the movers and shakers.
***

Usage

In literature:

It had no "organizing committee", no identifiable group of movers and shakers, which controlled and directed it.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
***

In news:

Remembering a " mover and shaker".
Each week, we talk with Long Island's movers and shakers to find out what's going on in our local communities.
Sam Clauder was gaining momentum in 2009 as a mover and shaker in San Bernardino County politics, aligning himself with the Democratic Central Committee and landing a job as an aide to Rep Joe Baca.
All of November, KVUE is highlighting Austin's movers and shakers, people in fields like entertainment, business, athletics and academics who have achieved success to help make the city great.
Hollywood's major movers and shakers turned out in force for ELLE's Women in Hollywood bash to celebrate our November issue.
Here are some interviews with local movers and shakers that are making Rochester a better place to live.
2008 Movers and Shakers .
Editor's Page: Movers and Shakers .
Library hosts movers and shakers .
Who are our generation's movers and shakers .
BankBoston Corporate Ads Seek 'movers And Shakers '.
Many "movers and shakers" in the textile care industry gathered here in mid-April for the Textile Care Allied Trades Association's 2012 Annual Management and Educational Conference, the group reports.
While the idea of a safe biking, jogging, and walking trail linking Arcata and Eureka is nothing new, this plan brings together some high-profile community movers and shakers.
And Flyers chairman Ed Snider may be the big mover-and-shaker behind it all.
This new series of exhibits at Watkins will spotlight the work of several students, immersing gallery goers in the shows, artist talks and live performances of these up-and-coming movers and shakers in Nashville's art scene.
***