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mialuthien commented on the word the movers and shakers
= those with power
July 25, 2008
sionnach commented on the word the movers and shakers
Arguably it's closer to those with influence, rather than those with power.
chained_bear commented on the word the movers and shakers
You think? Hmm. I usually hear it used in reference to influential people who have the power to get things done; hence, maybe a bit of both...? I guess I'm just proving your "arguably."
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yarb commented on the word the movers and shakers
The movers are those with influence, the shakers those with power. And trendy wooden furniture.
Power and influence go hand in hand :) Can you be influential, if you lack power? And how powerful are you, if you exert no influence over matters?
dontcry commented on the word the movers and shakers
I don't think I've ever heard of anyone being described only as either a "mover" or a "shaker" (furniture people excluded). They go together. Like an "up and comer." No?
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