honest broker

honest brokers
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If a person or country acts as an honest broker, they try to help people resolve a dispute or arrange a deal by talking to all sides and finding out what they want, without favouring any one side.

Canada's prime minister will be hoping to play honest broker in the row between the United States and Japan.


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  • honest broker — ➔ broker1 * * * honest broker UK US noun [C] ► someone who speaks with both sides involved in an argument or disagreement, and tries to help them agree: »The business regulation team will draw up rules of engagement and act as an honest broker… …   Financial and business terms

  • honest broker — noun count a person, group, or country that serves as a MEDIATOR to help other people reach an agreement …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • honest broker — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms honest broker : singular honest broker plural honest brokers a person, group, or country that serves as a mediator to help other people reach an agreement …   English dictionary

  • honest broker — noun : a neutral mediator * * * ˌhonest ˈbroker noun a person or country that tries to get other people or countries to reach an agreement or to solve a problem, without getting involved with either side   Word Origin: [honest broker] late 19th… …   Useful english dictionary

  • honest broker — {n. phr.} A person hired or appointed to act as an agent in a legal, business, or political situation where impartial advice is needed in order to settle a dispute. * /Michael has been asked to act as an honest broker to settle the argument… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • honest broker — {n. phr.} A person hired or appointed to act as an agent in a legal, business, or political situation where impartial advice is needed in order to settle a dispute. * /Michael has been asked to act as an honest broker to settle the argument… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • honest\ broker — n. phr. A person hired or appointed to act as an agent in a legal, business, or political situation where impartial advice is needed in order to settle a dispute. Michael has been asked to act as an honest broker to settle the argument between… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • honest broker — noun Date: circa 1884 a neutral mediator …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • honest broker — noun A person or party that is considered to be neutral and able to mediate between two parties …   Wiktionary

  • honest broker — noun an impartial mediator …   English new terms dictionary


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