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the movers and shakers

This page is about the idiom the movers and shakers.

Meaning: You can say people are the movers and shakers in a place or a situation if they are the ones with the power to make decisions.

For example:

  • Most of the movers and shakers in the movie business live in Los Angeles.

  • If you want to be a literary agent, you'll need to know some of the movers and shakers in the publishing business.

Quick Quiz:

The movers and shakers in the world of banking

a. transport equipment to new banks

b. work behind the counters in banks

c. control banks and other financial institutes

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Contributor: Matt Errey