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power broker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n power broker a person who is important by virtue of the people or votes they control "a power broker who does you a favor will expect you to return it"
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Usage

In literature:

They gave me all the information in their power, and introduced me to Mr. Halford's agent, a bill-broker, 46, Wall-street.
"Journal of a Voyage across the Atlantic" by George Moore
This is the consequence of a general bribe-broker, an agent like Gunga Govind Sing, superseding all the powers and controls of government.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Four men of great power and influence in the financial world had gathered in the offices of Scott & Rand, brokers, New York City.
"Frank Merriwell's Pursuit" by Burt L. Standish
But the broker was "powerful" nervous when I got up to him.
"The Comstock Club" by Charles Carroll Goodwin
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In news:

While President Morsi deals with the fallout from his power-grab at home, the ceasefire that he helped broker in Gaza at least survives, so far.
While President Morsi deals with the fallout from his power-grab at home, the cease-fire that he helped broker in Gaza survives, at least so far.
Yet another hudna, this one brokered and guaranteed by Egypt and Turkey, regional powers Israel has to be careful not to offend.
Power brokers, in their own words.
Nearly 100 power brokers spoke for a book and an oral history project now at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
Power Broker ® Directory.
Immigration Reform's Wild-Card Power Broker .
Recent news and coverage of The Power Broker .
From 'hick' to power broker .
TechCrunch Site Makes Arrington A Power Broker .
Take the Power Broker Survey.
Tom Monaghan becomes national power broker for GOP Catholic candidates.
With Rove's face time reduced on Fox, is sun setting on career as power broker .
Ralph Hughes, One of the most influential power broker s in Hillsborough County politics in recent times, has died at the age of 77.
Hollywood's Political Power Broker .
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