movers and shakers
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informal the people with power and influence in a particular field of activity
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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
Words nearby movers and shakers
movement, move on, move-out, mover, mover and shaker, movers and shakers, move up, movie, movie camera, moviedom, movie film
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