mover and shaker

plural movers and shakers

Definition of mover and shaker

: 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 The mover and shaker, named a James Beard Award finalist for Outstanding Restaurateur this year, has accomplished much in the last decade, with more on the horizon. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 21 July 2022 Director Arthur Penn was a mover and shaker at the Actors Studio as well and would eventually become its president. Isaac Butler, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Mar. 2022 Uncle Phil, formerly a judge, is now an unfathomably rich mover and shaker who is running for district attorney. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 14 Mar. 2022 The mover and shaker lived quite a colorful life, and was known for hosting the likes of Winston Churchill, Ian Fleming and Elizabeth Taylor at his homes in Fleet Street and Surrey in the early 20th century. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 18 Nov. 2021 Everlasting Comfort's humidifier is already climbing charts as a mover and shaker on Amazon, jumping up 53 percent in popularity over the past 24 hours. Nina Huang,, 4 Nov. 2021 Mark was a distinguished scholar of Spanish art, knew the Hispanic Society thoroughly, and was, overall, the preeminent mover and shaker in collaborations between American and Spanish museums. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 9 Oct. 2021 Tony Lawrence, a local mover and shaker who’d been recruited by New York City’s Parks Department several years earlier to organize outdoor events in the neighborhood, would be up on that platform, introducing the next act. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 25 June 2021 The mover and shaker behind the Covidtorium is Dean Falcone, who created the event casually in 1990 and has run it ever since. Christopher Arnott,, 17 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of mover and shaker

1873, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jul 2022

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“Mover and shaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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