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sleeping partner

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noun British.
  1. silent partner.
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Origin of sleeping partner

First recorded in 1775–85
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Examples from the Web for sleeping partner

Historical Examples

  • I am quite content to be a sleeping-partner in the house of Dunbar, Dunbar, and Balderby.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • Instead, she had cast about among cousins and so forth until she had found one who knew the sleeping-partner of the firm.

    Gray youth

    Oliver Onions

British Dictionary definitions for sleeping partner

sleeping partner

  1. a partner in a business who does not play an active role, esp one who supplies capitalAlso: silent partner
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