Definition of 'middleman'
Example sentences containing 'middleman'
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This cuts out the middleman between those who want to lend and those who want to borrow. Times, Sunday Times (2017)At first he resisted, telling the scores of middlemen surrounding the deal that he had unfinished business with Chelsea. The Sun (2017)Leading restaurants tend to use middlemen whom they have trusted for years. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The internet is at its most powerful when it cuts out the middleman. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The three middlemen brokering the deal were interviewed by a website. The Sun (2014)This middleman takes a set payment from the borrower each month and divides it between the creditors. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It makes it cheaper for the bands because it cuts out the middlemen. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Another is a system of national suppliers to cut out the middlemen. The Sun (2012)The system can be speeded up by cutting out the middleman and burning the wood on a bonfire. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Many owners of small and mediumsized businesses also reckon they could do better by cutting out the middleman. Times, Sunday Times (2014)India prohibits middlemen in military deals. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The government will build homes directly, cutting out the middleman. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Maybe he should cut out the middleman, and simply appoint a caretaker this summer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Its site allows users to buy furniture direct from suppliers, cutting out middlemen and reducing costs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Topping it all was the alert that older savers are being stripped of thousands of pounds by middlemen when they buy an annuity at retirement. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To cut out the middleman. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The traders are the middlemen, buying carbon credits from firms with allocations to spare and selling them to those with a deficit. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I'll just cut out the middleman! Christianity Today (2000)Trade continued, through agents and middlemen, but without towns. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)This, apparently, cuts out the middleman by dispensing with the need to hold anything. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's not exactly cheap, but at least you cut out the middleman. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Alternatively, you think, cut out the middleman. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'middleman'
British English: middleman NOUN
A middleman is a person or company which buys things from the people who produce them and sells them to the people who want to buy them.
Why don't they cut out the middleman and let us do it ourselves?
Definition of middleman from the Collins English Dictionary
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