Cut out the middleman

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New Member
USA/English and Spanish
Hi everyone,

I was wondering if there is a Spanish equivalent to the English idiom, "to cut out the middle man".

The expression means to get something directly from the source or to deal with fewer people to get something done.

For example, Ana sells apples to Ben who sells the same apples to me. Instead I could buy the apples from Ana and cut out the middle man (Ben).

Or, my boss has her secretary ask me something she wants to know. Why doesn't she just cut out the middleman and ask me herself?

Thanks in advance for your replies!
  • Sandraseijas

    Senior Member
    Spain Spanish
    bienvenida al forum...llego un pelín tarde, acabo de ver tu pregunta.
    Prescindir del intermediario te podría valer en estos dos casos que mencionas, a ver que otras ideas salen por ahí.
    Un saludín.
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