mutual friend (if not really a friend)

Hi there !
I know the expression "a mutual friend" if you have a friend in common with somebody, but what if the person we're talking about is just an acquaintance. Well, i'm prety sure we wouldn't say "a mutual acquaintance", but is there another way of saying : "I know somebody that you know as well !"
thanks !!
 
  • loze85

    Senior Member
    UK, English
    You can say "a mutual acquaintance" - but it can mean that one or more of you doesn't like that person/ or isn't very close to them.
     

    loze85

    Senior Member
    UK, English
    Ok... so it could be : "did you know that we have a mutual acquaintance ? My brother in law has worked for you"
    It would be ok but it sounds a bit odd to me. you can use "something in common" sometimes but I can't think of a way to phrase it. I'd probably just say "did you know that my brother in law has worked for you in the past?"

    :)
     
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