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on neutral ground

In a location or setting to which neither side (e.g., in an argument, competition, etc.) has a connection and therefore gains no benefit or advantage. I find couple's therapy to be helpful because it gives each partner a chance to air their frustrations on neutral ground. The peace deal between the two countries was brokered on neutral ground in the European capital.
See also: ground, neutral, on

on neutral territory

In a location or setting to which neither side (e.g., in an argument, competition, etc.) has a connection and therefore gains no benefit or advantage. I find couple's therapy to be helpful because it gives each partner a chance to air their frustrations on neutral territory. The peace deal between the two countries was brokered on neutral territory in the European capital.
See also: neutral, on, territory

in neutral

with the shift lever of a vehicle in the position where the motor is running but is not powering the wheels or other moving parts. The car rolled down the hill because I'd left it in neutral and did not put on the brake. If you are moving and in neutral, you do not have control of your vehicle.
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on neutral ˈground/ˈterritory

in a place that has no connection with either of the people or sides who are meeting and so does not give an advantage to either of them: We decided to meet on neutral ground.
See also: ground, neutral, on, territory
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The neutral shall have authority to commence and adjourn an Other ADR Process.
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While any client seeking the services of an attorney as third-party neutral may find the distinction between this role and the traditional representation role elusive, parties not represented by counsel are particularly at risk.
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company that is carbon neutral," says Karin Topping, Shaklee's director of public relations.
But when asked if they would quit their jobs rather than act against their ethical values, almost half (47 percent (*1)) of the respondents gave a neutral or highly negative answer.
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The Australian Government is working to ensure our cities are more liveable and sustainable by today announcing plans to examine expanding its carbon neutral certification scheme to include cities and precincts.
We are committed to improving the integrity of the nation's telecommunications infrastructure," said Rian Wren, Chief Executive Officer at Neutral Tandem.
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At the urging of Mayor James Hahn's anti-secession campaign, the downtown-based Central City Association and other groups have heavily lobbied members of an influential San Fernando Valley business group to remain neutral on the Valley-secession issue.