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sleeping partner

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Definition of sleeping partner in English:

noun

British
A partner not sharing in the actual work of a firm.
Example sentences
  • But wouldn't a publication dealing with the sleeping partners and fashion sense of the far left be a brilliant idea?
  • Both widows and spinsters were prominent in property ownership and in financing businesses as sleeping partners.
  • We don't intend to be the sleeping partner in Japan.

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