sleeping partner

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Origin of sleeping partner

First recorded in 1775–85

Words Nearby sleeping partner Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sleeping partner in a sentence

  • They make time the sleeping partner of their lives to accomplish what ought to be achieved by their own will.

    Endymion | Benjamin Disraeli

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 capital: Also: silent partner

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