Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) someone impartial, someone who doesn't take sides
How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional LowSocial
an independent voice on the team/board/jury
Someone who is ‘independent’ is not reliant upon or associated with another person or organization. They do not need help or money from anybody else. ‘An independent voice’ is a person speaking from a place of independence, who is not receiving support or funding associated with any of the things they are talking about. They, therefore, are in a position which affords them impartiality and the ability to be unbiased. A journalist or judge is a good example of an ‘independent voice’ on a matter. This is a formal phrase you are more likely to hear in professional environments.
Professional Examples (Basic)
It was clear thata more independent voice was neededon the Board of Management.
After years of negotiation, thenew Mediator would bring an independent voiceto the table.
Social Examples (Basic)
State funding allows broadcasters to be an independent voicewithout the need for outside private sponsorship.
Greta Thunberg has been a strongindependent voicein relation to climate change and the environment.
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