mover and shaker


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.

mover and shaker

n. pl. movers and shakers
One who wields power and influence in a sphere of activity: "the importance of hanging out with the movers and shakers of the art world" (Richard Colvin).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mover and shaker - a person who wields power and influence; "a shaker of traditional beliefs"; "movers and shakers in the business world"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
References in periodicals archive ?
A"mover and shaker" who stalks the corridors of power in the Vale of Glamorgan tells me of a friendship which is close to breaking point.
Durham, NC, October 02, 2010 --(PR.com)-- This month David Minton, Managing Partner of DesignHammer, has been honored by Business Leader Media as a Triangle 2010 "Mover and Shaker." The magazine's annual award celebrates executives in leadership positions making a difference in their company and the community.
ACTRESS Debra Stephenson shows she's a real mover and shaker nowadays - by fronting a kids keep-fit campaign.