shakeup

shake-up

[sheyk-uhp]
noun
a thorough change in a business, department, or the like, as by dismissals, demotions, etc.

Origin:
1900–05; noun use of verb phrase shake up

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shake-up

noun
the imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes); "a committee was appointed to oversee the reorganization of the curriculum"; "top officials were forced out in the cabinet shakeup" [syn: reorganization
shakeup

noun
the imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes); "a committee was appointed to oversee the reorganization of the curriculum"; "top officials were forced out in the cabinet shakeup" [syn: reorganization
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