honest broker

noun

Definition of 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 In London, Travers said, Byford has been able to position himself as a kind of honest broker between Khan and the national government whenever differences have flared. Mark Landler, BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2022 These statements undercut America’s effectiveness as an honest broker in diplomatic negotiations aimed at ending the war. Michael A. Cohen, The New Republic, 28 Mar. 2022 But in their opening comments, most every senator promised to be respectful, to ask tough questions and to ostensibly be an honest broker. Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2022 Sometimes, being a frank and honest broker – and offering to talk things through and provide considerate feedback – is the best way to be supportive. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 5 Feb. 2022 Sometimes, being a frank and honest broker — and offering to talk things through and provide considerate feedback — is the best way to be supportive. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, 4 Feb. 2022 Sometimes, being a frank and honest broker — and offering to talk things through and provide considerate feedback — is the best way to be supportive. Washington Post, 4 Feb. 2022 Sometimes, being a frank and honest broker — and offering to talk things through and provide considerate feedback — is the best way to be supportive. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 4 Feb. 2022 Like so many, she was drawn by Abiy’s pledges to build a new Ethiopia, free of the bloody ethnic rifts of the past — overtures that built Abiy’s global reputation as an honest broker and helped win him a Nobel Peace Prize. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of honest broker

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of honest broker was in 1878

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17 May 2022

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“Honest broker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honest%20broker. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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