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mover

[moo-ver] /ˈmu vər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that moves.
2.
Often, movers. a person or company whose business is the moving of household effects or office equipment from one location to another.
3.
a powerful and influential person, as in politics or business.
4.
a person who is energetic and ambitious; go-getter.
Idioms
5.
movers and shakers, Informal. powerful and influential people, as in politics and business.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English mevere. See move, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for movers and shakers

movers and shakers

plural noun
1.
(informal) the people with power and influence in a particular field of activity
Word Origin
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

mover

/ˈmuːvə/
noun
1.
(informal) a person, business, idea, etc, that is advancing or progressing
2.
a person who moves a proposal, as in a debate
3.
(US & Canadian) a removal firm or a person who works for one
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Word Origin and History for movers and shakers

mover

n.

late 14c., agent noun from move (v.). Originally of God. Meaning "one who moves goods as a profession" is from 1838.

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Slang definitions & phrases for movers and shakers

movers and shakers

noun

People who accomplish things, get things done: Movers and shakers are influential people


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with movers and shakers

mover

In addition to the idiom beginning with mover also see: prime mover
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