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English definition of “mover and shaker”

mover and shaker

noun [C]  /ˈmu·vər ən ˈʃeɪ·kər/ ( plural movers and shakers) us  
someone who is willing to make big changes to get things done: The new director of the company is a real mover and shaker.
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