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go between

1. verb To move in between two people or things. The teacher quickly went between the arguing students to separate them.
2. noun One who serves as a messenger between two people or groups. In this usage, the words are usually hyphenated. I'm sick of being a go-between for you and Dad—can you please just talk to him directly?
See also: go

go between (someone or something and someone or something else)

to get in between people or things, in any combination. The dog went between Mr. Franklin and the wall. The arrow went between Jed and Tex, injuring neither of them.
See also: go
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Later, the documentary chronicles Forster and McLennan's decision to terminate the band in 1989, without consulting Morrison or Amanda Brown, at the time The Go-Betweens' violinist and McLennan's partner.
Niger is another go-between. As a major transit hub through which 90 percent of all West African migrants pass on their way to Italy, Niger succeeded in securing 600 million euros ($680 million) in the last EU aid budget.
Mogel admits to having a fondness for "cult" bands, such as Applied Communications, Television Personalities and the Go-Betweens. "They are all somewhat unpolished, the vocals are a little off, and you can just tell they're cult bands," she says.
Knowledgeably compiled and deftly edited by the team of Simon Schaffer, Lissa Roberts, Kapil Raj, and James Delbourgo, "The Brokered World: Go-Betweens and Global Intelligence, 1770-1820" is an impressively informative anthology of scholarly essays by a diversity of learned authors analyzing forms of knowledge production (from anatomy, chemistry, and natural history to chronology, philology, jurisprudence, astronomy, survey science, and engineering) during the keynote historical period the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
The court was told the gang used a number of pre-pay telephone lines, nicknames, cars and local "go-betweens" to protect their identities.
Among the facts detailed in the case against Stanley were "cultural meetings" held by Stanley and co-workers in which they discussed which agents to use as go-betweens for their bribes.
The agents pretended to be non-governmental workers acting as go-betweens for the FARC leadership.
Metcalf surveys and categorizes the go-betweens who mediated between indigenous and European societies in Brazil during the first half of the sixteenth century, arguing that despite several well-known examples of indigenous women as go-betweens, men in fact dominated this role.
Go-Betweens are available in both straight and angled versions for easier maneuvering.
Meanwhile, Tony Blair faces being interviewed by Scotland Yard over the pounds 650,000 donations to the party from property tycoon David Abrahams using go-betweens.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi said yesterday that the South Koreans - mostly females in their 20s and 30s - would be freed "in the coming days" with the involvement of tribal elders, who would act as go-betweens.
Grant McLennan of Australian band the Go-Betweens died May 5 in his sleep in Brisbane.
Talent scouts and Cuban exile community go-betweens are expected to contact the better prospects on the Cuban team, raising the risk of new defections.
For Lewis, this view rests upon an excessive valorization of evidence drawn from the activities of subaltern castes as go-betweens in financial, labour, and judicial transactions between Spaniards and Indians; in contrast, she elevates the shadow world of magical transactions to demonstrate that castas occupied a much more fluid position than has often been assumed.
Contracts are provided by processors that act as go-betweens for the airline and the bank that issued the card, The Associated Press reported.