go-between go-between

Definition(s):

  • (n) a negotiator who acts as a link between parties

Usage(s):

  1. John's go-between was said to be Burnett-Alleyne, a convicted smuggler who once recruited mercenaries to invade Barbados.
  2. The person seeking an introduction sends an e-mail through the system without knowing who the go-between is; the recipient is free to ignore the request.
  3. The few attempts by Karzai to reach out to Taliban leaders fizzled largely because the Taliban wanted a third-party to act as go-between.

News

  1. Santos: No media show for ex-Marine's handover

    BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia's president says he refuses to let the country's main rebel group make a media event of the release of a 26-year-old former U.S. Marine. President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday that he will not allow former Sen. Piedad Cordoba, a longtime go-between favored by the insurgents, or any other public figure participate in the release. Santos says he will only allow the ...
    on July 24, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. Future Bible Heroes come to World Café Live

    If keyboardist/vocalist Claudia Gonson weren't already here, you'd have to invent her. When pop's ultimate multitasker isn't busy being Stephin Merritt's longtime musical partner in Magnetic Fields, she's the singing go-between for him and instrumentalist
    on July 19, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  3. Exclusive: Egypt's Brotherhood proposes first crisis talks via EU envoy

    By Edmund Blair and Peter Graff CAIRO (Reuters) - The Muslim Brotherhood said on Thursday it had proposed through an EU go-between a framework for talks to resolve Egypt's political crisis, its first formal announcement of an offer for negotiations since President Mohamed Mursi was toppled. Brotherhood official Gehad el-Haddad, who represented the movement in previous EU-facilitated talks, told ...
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • "In our meetings with the sides, we will remind (them of) our readiness for a possible go-between role or to host conferences in our country," Erdogan said in Ankara, Turkey, before his departure for Israel. "I hope our contacts will help...
    on May 1, 2005 By: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Source: CTV.ca

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