honest broker


: a neutral mediator

Examples of honest broker in a Sentence

after all the bad blood on both sides, we need to find someone who hasn't been influenced and can act as an honest broker
Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, there’s concern that there’s no industry titan who is viewed as an honest broker by both sides. Tatiana Siegel, Variety, 19 July 2023 In just 10 years, he has been considered an honest broker with many Republicans and become one of the more popular senators among colleagues. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2023 Li Yang / China News Service via Getty Images file On Monday, the government in Beijing appeared to downplay Lu’s remarks, emphasizing China’s preferred role as honest broker in the war and any Russo-European strife. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 24 Apr. 2023 Undiplomatic grandstanding by Chinese officials has undermined Beijing’s effort to present itself to Europeans as an honest broker. Isabelle Khurshudyan and Christian Shepherd, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Apr. 2023 In just 10 years, Kaine has developed a reputation as an honest broker with many Republicans — a policy wonk who more often strikes an optimistic note about bipartisan get-alongs, and who has publicly described a personal mission not to grow cynical about dysfunction in Congress. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2023 The Houthis have rejected a Saudi offer to host talks between Yemeni factions, saying Riyadh is party to the conflict and cannot be an honest broker. Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, 22 Mar. 2023 At the same time, the president will try to restore America’s place as more of an honest broker between the Israelis and Palestinians after the yearslong pro-Israeli tilt of former President Donald J. Trump and reaffirm America’s support for a two-state solution. New York Times, 14 June 2022 Its main function is to act as a device to allow Xi Jinping to pose as an honest broker. The Editors, National Review, 28 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of honest broker was in 1878

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“Honest broker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honest%20broker. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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