mover and shaker

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mover and shaker (plural movers and shakers)

  1. (idiomatic) Someone who has power and influence in a field or activity; one accomplishes tasks, who gets things done.
    The sales team sought to talk to the movers and shakers within an organization, rather than to their underlings.
    He really is a mover and a shaker in those circles.

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  • This term is often used in the plural.

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