from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thorough, often drastic reorganization, as of the personnel in a business or government.
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- n. A vigorous reorganization, especially of the personnel or procedures of an organization.
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- n. the imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes)
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The rationale behind this forthcoming shakeup is that it will give Yahoo a more united front.
WALLACE: Let me ask you -- we're almost out of time, Governor -- I know the campaign doesn't like to use the word shakeup inside the Kerry campaign, but how else do you explain?
One would think this type of shakeup is better done right after an election, so that it’s not a wedge issue by the time people are running again.
The most significant change in the shakeup was the replacement of the interior minister, Habib el-Adly, who heads internal security forces and is widely despised by protesters for the brutality some officers have shown.
In making Friday's announcement, the network said the shakeup is the result of "a transition from a launch phase to a more long-term focus on business and creative strategy, development and execution."
The shakeup was a Hezbollah message to Saudi Arabia and its Prime Minister Saad Hariri that in Lebanon, the group alone calls the shots.
The shakeup could be the big push that conservative candidate Doug Hoffman needs to come out on top.
The shakeup is a political casualty for President Bush, who realized his current chairman, Peter Pace, would likely not survive a renomination process before a Democratic Congress.
The campaign referred to the shakeup as a planned restructuring strategy to expand its focus on winning the Iowa caucuses and early primary states.
And it's a "shakeup" only insofar as "shakeup" is one word we can use to describe what's happening.