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shake-up

[sheyk-uhp] /ˈʃeɪkˌʌp/
noun
1.
a thorough change in a business, department, or the like, as by dismissals, demotions, etc.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; noun use of verb phrase shake up
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Word Origin and History for shakeup

shake-up

n.

also shakeup, "reorganization," 1899, from verbal phrase, from shake (v.) + up (adv.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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shake-up

noun

The reorganization of a working group, its methods, etc, usually including some dismissals: The remedy is a shake-up in the Bureau of the Budget (1899+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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