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English definition of “movers and shakers”

movers and shakers

noun [plural] uk   us  
people with a lot of power and influence: It's a play that's attracted the attention of the Broadway movers and shakers.Important people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy peoplePeople in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors
(Definition of movers and shakers from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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