Definition of mover and shaker in English:

mover and shaker

A powerful person who initiates events and influences people: a newspaper profile portrayed the man as a mover and shaker on Wall Street
[from movers and shakers, a phrase from O'Shaughnessy's Music & Moonlight (1874)]
More example sentences
  • Rocky was our real community leader, a mover and shaker of powerful socialist principle, and he'd heard my interview with the man.
  • It's largely a class creation project, the promotion of a new class of wealthy and powerful Namibian movers and shakers.
  • The guest list is full of movers and shakers from politics, business and entertainment.
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