Mover-and-shaker definition

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One who wields power and influence in a sphere of activity.
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A person who has power and influence.
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(idiomatic) Someone who has power and influence in some field or activity.

The sales team sought to talk to the movers and shakers within an organization, rather than to their underlings.

He really is a mover and a shaker in those circles.

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(idiomatic) The people in an organization who are most responsible for getting things done.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mover-and-shaker
Plural:
movers and shakers