middleman middleman  /ˈmɪ dəl ˌmæn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers
  2. (n) the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
  3. (n) a person who is in a position to give you special assistance

Usage(s):

  1. It's a basic rule of economics: if you want a deal, eliminate the middleman.
  2. I was the middleman, and whenever you're the middleman you lose both.
  3. But Tahir, currently in Malaysia, appears to be more than a middleman.

News

  1. Priceline (PCLN) is Flying High

    By Adil Yousuf Priceline.com. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has served as the ideal middleman for years, with William Shatner satisfying all your travel needs at the price you desire. The
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Port authority paid surcharge for federal lobbyist

    Every time the Virginia Port Authority paid its $10,000-a-month federal lobbying bills, $1,500 charges went to a middleman.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Daily Press

Quotes

  1. "For decades, Stanley Chais posed as an investment wizard, but in truth, he was nothing more than a Madoff middleman, channeling hundreds of millions of dollars in investor funds to his friend's Ponzi scheme," said Brown in a statement.
    on Sep 22, 2009 By: Jerry Brown Source: Los Angeles Business Journal

  2. "The great thing about 'The Middleman' is -- never say never," Grillo-Marxuach said. "It's been a failed pilot, a comic book, three graphic novels, a fourth one on the way, a TV show and now this DVD set. ...... If [DVD sales] go great, who...
    on Jul 23, 2009 By: Javier Grillo-Marxuach Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. "Where he's going makes sense," says actor-director Jonathan Frakes ("Star Trek: The Next Generation"), who has worked with Devlin. "He's finding a way to eliminate the middleman in this digital world."
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Jonathan Frakes Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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