power broker


Definition of power broker

: a person (as in politics) able to exert strong influence through control of votes or individuals

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His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, also represented Gronkowski Rosenhaus is an NFL power broker who represents several high-profile players, past and present, including former MVP Matt Ryan and Hall of Famer Terrell Owens. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "5 things to know about Antonio Brown," 8 Sep. 2019 At the center of the fledgling movement is Bill Kristol, a longtime conservative commentator, who has become a power broker for anti-Trump Republicans - and a target of scorn for Trump and his followers. Author: Robert Costa, Philip Rucker, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump critics eye GOP primary challenges - even if defeating him seems ‘daunting’," 22 Aug. 2019 But within the United States, plenty of power brokers and ideologues have long sought to unshackle themselves from INF restrictions, regardless of Russia’s state of compliance. Ankit Panda, The New Republic, "Trump’s Reckless New Missile Race," 5 Aug. 2019 Optimus is run by Philip A. Norcross, brother to U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D., Camden) and New Jersey Democratic power broker George Norcross. Philly.com, "Acreage has big plans for marijuana in South Jersey and the nation," 23 May 2018 The decision means Manchin, one of the few bipartisan power brokers left in the sharply divided Senate, will remain in Washington as a potential emissary between the two parties on tricky issues including gun control and other domestic issues. Ed O'keefe, CBS News, "Senator Joe Manchin announces that he will not run for governor of West Virginia," 3 Sep. 2019 And Russia, the main power broker, pledged to both Israel and Jordan that security arrangements for southern Syria would keep Iranian forces 70 to 80 kilometers (43 to 50 miles) from their borders. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, "What Russian deal? Israel and Jordan cast wary eye toward Syria.," 12 Aug. 2019 In the 1960s, city power brokers decided that housing an elderly, indigent population did not represent the highest and best use of the only large tract of flat land available for downtown expansion. Gary Kamiya, SFChronicle.com, "SF ‘hobohemia’ transformed into Skid Row as jobs and city changed," 10 Aug. 2019 The 66-year-old Dallas power broker has made winning look easy. Dallas News, "Against fresh faces in race to unseat John Cornyn, Dallas' Royce West says his record sets him apart," 28 July 2019

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of power broker

: a person who has a lot of influence and control in a particular activity (such as politics)

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