mover and shaker

noun

plural movers and shakers
: a person who is active or influential in some field of endeavor

Examples of mover and shaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It's long been a destination for movers and shakers the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Clark Gable and John Wayne. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 20 Feb. 2024 Several of the city’s political movers and shakers have roots in Story Hill. Journal Sentinel, 30 Jan. 2024 There's never been a shortage of movers and shakers lining up to work with TCM. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 7 Aug. 2023 In recent years, Yudkowsky has become a subject of ridicule to many tech movers and shakers. Robert Evans, Rolling Stone, 27 Jan. 2024 Interest rates may fall, but not enough to cause Treasury yields, the true mover and shaker of the bond world, to drop significantly. Will Daniel, Fortune, 23 Jan. 2024 And Darby finally has some degree of closure regarding her past with Bill and why she’s been summoned to this Bilderberg-esque summit of movers and shakers. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 19 Dec. 2023 Notable residents and political movers and shakers Besides its notable architecture, prominent residents such as actor Spencer Tracy and radio personality O. C. White, a soul legend on WAWA, have called Story Hill home. Journal Sentinel, 9 Jan. 2024 In 2021, clandestine beach parties hidden behind weathered wooden gates attracted Lebanon movers and shakers, eager to escape strict rules and evening curfews in the capital city of Beirut. Nadia Michel, Robb Report, 6 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mover and shaker was in 1873

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“Mover and shaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mover%20and%20shaker. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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