mover and shaker

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mover and shaker (plural movers and shakers)

  1. (idiomatic) someone who has power and influence in some field or activity.
    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.
  2. (idiomatic) The people in an organization who are most responsible for getting things done.

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  • This term is used predominantly in the plural.