As one broker put it, “the market has been puking hard all week and just got a hell of a lot worse.”
If he said no, the administration would scale back efforts to broker a deal.
Not much, says Marty Peretz, other than the heroic efforts of John Kerry to broker a deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
In the real world, foreign policy often consists of helping to broker outcomes that are merely bad, not catastrophic.
Right now, attempts to broker peace in Sudan are artificially divided.
Just then Fred entered the Exchange in search of a broker he wanted to see.
At lunch one day he happened to mention that he had been talking to his broker.
"Your son says there is, Mrs. Estabrook," said the broker, quietly.
I had no idea that his broker might like to buy them from me.
At once the question was raised as to who was really guilty, the city treasurer or the broker, or both.
late 14c., from Anglo-French brocour "small trader," from abrokur "retailer of wine, tapster;" perhaps from Portuguese alborcar "barter," but more likely from Old French brocheor, from brochier "to broach, tap, pierce (a keg)," from broche "pointed tool" (see broach (n.)), giving original sense of "wine dealer," hence "retailer, middleman, agent." In Middle English, used contemptuously of peddlers and pimps.
1630s (implied in brokering), from broker (n.). Related: Brokered.
past tense and obsolete past participle of break (v.); extension to "insolvent" is first recorded 1716 (broken in this sense is attested from 1590s). Old English cognate broc meant, in addition to "that which breaks," "affliction, misery."
A financial agent or intermediary; a middleman.