honest broker

noun

Definition of honest broker

: a neutral mediator

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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 The Palestinians have accused his administration of losing its standing as an honest broker by repeatedly siding with Israel. Washington Post, "Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he’s yet to close," 22 Sep. 2019 Without the appellate body to act as honest broker, disputes between the biggest members may escalate. The Economist, "It’s the end of the World Trade Organisation as we know it," 28 Nov. 2019 Neither especially loved nor feared by either side of this divide, an Asian American might become what the country can agree to settle on: an honest broker. Wesley Yang, Twin Cities, "Wesley Yang: What Andrew Yang means with his ‘Asian who likes math’ line," 28 Oct. 2019 The Palestinians have accused his administration of losing its standing as an honest broker by repeatedly siding with Israel. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he’s yet to close," 21 Sep. 2019 The Palestinians have accused his administration of losing its standing as an honest broker by repeatedly siding with Israel. Deb Riechmann, The Denver Post, "President Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he’s yet to close," 21 Sep. 2019 The point is to elect people who are honest brokers. Kristen Mcqueary, chicagotribune.com, "Column: There’s only one way to clean up government in Illinois and City Hall," 3 June 2019 All four men have deep religious and educational ties to Israel – factors that have undermined their legitimacy as honest brokers in the eyes of many Palestinians. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, "It's Israel's election but here's why Donald Trump is the 'King of Israel'," 16 Sep. 2019 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 2018. Alaina Yee, PCWorld, "Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything you need to know about Amazon's shopping extravaganza," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of honest broker

1878, in the meaning defined above

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17 Dec 2019

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“Honest broker.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honest%20broker. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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