moving spirit
Someone who provides significant impetus or guidance in a given venture, movement, enterprise etc.

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  • moving spirit — see ↑moving • • • Main Entry: ↑spirit …   Useful english dictionary

  • moving spirit — index catalyst, motive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • moving spirit — {n. phr.} The main figure behind a business or an activity; the one who inspires the others. * /Mr. Smith is the moving spirit behind our expansion plans./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • moving spirit — {n. phr.} The main figure behind a business or an activity; the one who inspires the others. * /Mr. Smith is the moving spirit behind our expansion plans./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • moving\ spirit — n. phr. the main figure behind a business or an activity; the one who inspires the others. Mr. Smith is the moving spirit behind our expansion plans …   Словарь американских идиом

  • moving spirit — Synonyms and related words: abettor, actuator, afflatus, animating spirit, animation, animator, animus, cajoler, coax, coaxer, divine afflatus, encourager, energizer, enlivenment, exhilaration, fire, firer, firing, gadfly, galvanizer, genius,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • (the) moving spirit — literary someone who starts an important organization or course of action. Born in Nkroful, Ghana, he was the moving spirit behind the Charter of African States. (often + behind) …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) moving spirit — a moving force/spirit/ phrase someone who makes something happen She was the moving force behind the new arts programme. Thesaurus: something that encourages something or someonesynonym Main entry: moving …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spirit — Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit would… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spirit butterfly — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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