mover and shaker

noun
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 behind the Covidtorium is Dean Falcone, who created the event casually in 1990 and has run it ever since. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Connecticut musicians hold a ‘Covidtorium’ virtual Christmas benefit for Cafe Nine," 17 Dec. 2020 Andrew was a mover and shaker, but always for the good. Nr Symposium, National Review, "Men of Heroic Virtue Can Live in the World Today — Andrew Walther Did," 6 Dec. 2020 Crain’s Cleveland called it the eatery where the city’s movers and shakers meet. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "LeBron James provides food for more than 1,300 people in a special Taco Tuesday in his hometown," 25 Mar. 2020 Chamberlain, Bryant and Curry are not the main movers and shakers in women’s sports. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Stephen Curry inherits women’s advocate role previously held by Wilt, Kobe," 24 Feb. 2020 As the financial world’s movers and shakers hunker down at Jackson Hole this weekend, one pressing question will be who’s next to cut interest rates. Washington Post, "No, China Isn’t Easing. It Just Has a New Benchmark," 19 Aug. 2019 The yearly event, which draws art world movers and shakers from all around the globe, has been postponed until October. Dan Singer, Dallas News, "Here’s which D-FW events are off as the coronavirus crisis escalates," 14 Mar. 2020 The House Members’ Dining Room has been feeding movers and shakers since 1858. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Now you can eat at the Capitol just like a U.S. representative: Badly," 4 Dec. 2019 Game Day Communications, founded by former ESPN Anchor Betsy Ross in 2002, has worked for movers and shakers across Cincinnati, including Frisch's Big Boy, the Flying Pig Marathon and Cincinnati Music Festival to name a few. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Local PR firm gives business advice to be learned from Joe Exotic, the Tiger King," 31 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of mover and shaker

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Mover and shaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mover%20and%20shaker. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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