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

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McMaster’s vision for the NSC was that of an honest broker, teeing up options for the president and mediating disputes among the various cabinet secretaries. Greg Jaffe, Washington Post, "Trump names former ambassador John Bolton as his new national security adviser," 22 Mar. 2018 An honest broker trapped in a wicked game, Marshall was in the end whipsawed by cultural and political forces beyond his ken. James D. Hornfischer, WSJ, "‘The China Mission’ Review: The Man Who ‘Lost’ China," 3 May 2018 Many of these sellers are great, but sometimes there are less-than-honest brokers out there pushing fake or low-quality products, as The Guardian reported in April. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Amazon Prime Day 2018: Everything you need to know about Amazon's shopping extravaganza," 2 July 2018 Politicians touted the country’s reputation as an honest broker in international affairs. Chun Han Wong, WSJ, "I’ll Have Atomic Wings! For Singapore Foodies, Trump-Kim Fusion Is the Bomb," 10 June 2018 The Palestinians have essentially cut off contacts and say the U.S. cannot be an honest broker. Washington Post, "Mideast conflicts connected by vying powerbrokers," 17 May 2018 The Bush administration reflected this rightward tilt to some degree, but also took the idea of the US as an honest broker in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations at least somewhat seriously. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "Trump, Gaza, and the “blank check” approach to Israel," 15 May 2018 The assignment speaks to Perino’s growing role at Fox, and a sense that sources are trusting her as an honest broker of information. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "What firing Mueller would mean for the GOP," 10 Apr. 2018 Former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, for one, was viewed as a person Trump could trust to be an honest broker and make sure that all options were being faithfully presented to him. Zeke Miller And Jill Colvin, chicagotribune.com, "Trump increasingly weary of staffers' stall tactics," 8 Apr. 2018

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1878, in the meaning defined above

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