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movers and shakers

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pl n
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

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