[ moo-ver ]
/ ˈmu vər /
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Idioms for mover
movers and shakers, Informal. powerful and influential people, as in politics and business.
Words nearby mover
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British Dictionary definitions for movers and shakers (1 of 2)
movers and shakers
informal the people with power and influence in a particular field of activity
Word Origin for movers and shakers
C20: perhaps from the line ``We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever'' in `Ode' by Arthur O'Shaughnessy (1844–81), British poet
British Dictionary definitions for movers and shakers (2 of 2)
/ (ˈmuːvə) /
informal a person, business, idea, etc, that is advancing or progressing
a person who moves a proposal, as in a debate
US and Canadian a removal firm or a person who works for one
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Idioms and Phrases with movers and shakers
In addition to the idiom beginning with mover
- mover and shaker
- prime mover
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