movers and shakers


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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).

movers and shakers

pl n
informal the people with power and influence in a particular field of activity
[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]
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(Courtesy DIFF) The movers and shakers of the Gulf movie industry were in attendance during Thursday night's glittering ceremony at the One&Only Royal Mirage hotel.
For 2016, store brands in 109 food/beverage and non-food categories posted dollar and unit sales gains -- and total sales -- that meet our Movers and Shakers criteria.
Left (l-r): Craig Haddow, Freedom Hotels; Stephen Carter, Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland; Jennie Cochrane, Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland; Bernard Murphy, Gleneagles Hotel; and Sean Spillane, Applecrate, celebrate at the annual Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland get-together for the sector's movers and shakers, which was held at The Place, Edinburgh.
MOVERS and shakers from across the Midlands joined partners and staff of leading Midlands law firm Sydney Mitchell LLP at its Christmas Movers & Shakers Birmingham networking event held at Ginger's Bar, Purnell's Bistro, in Newhall Street, Birmingham.
Now in its sixth year, the top ten e-learning movers and shakers list 2015, features Amit in the 6th position and Jeevan amongst the 'Bubbling under' category in the Asia-Pacific list.
It may seem an exaggeration and perhaps a little presumptuous to talk of corridors of power and movers and shakers in the Vale, but they do exist and the decisions they take have a major impact.
Mumbai, March 24 -- The all time favourite and contemporary singer Sonu Nigam was invited on the set of Movers and Shakers on SAB TV.
The publication will feature details of the movers and shakers in Welsh business, as well as leading figures from the public sector and politics.
The 1,100 movers and shakers from the real estate industry danced until midnight at the Asian-fusion nightclub scene that featured costumed dancers and entertainers from Le Clique.
The plan is for our content to provide coverage of technology, venture and private investment, and the latest movers and shakers in Japan--i.e., exactly those areas where the greatest amount of leverage and market penetration can be achieved by foreigners building business in Japan.
He spares a word for most movers and shakers still at the crossroads.