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middleman

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈmɪd.l̩.mæn/ (plural -men uk   /-men/ us   )
a person who buys goods from the company that has produced them and makes a profit by selling them to a shop or a user: You can lower the price by cutting out (= avoiding the use of) the middleman and buying directly from the factory. someone who communicates or makes arrangements between two people or groups who are unwilling or unable to meet or deal directly with each other
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