sleeping partner


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sleeping partner

n
(Commerce) a partner in a business who does not play an active role, esp one who supplies capital. Also: silent partner
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sleeping partner

silent partner
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleeping partner - a partner (who usually provides capital) whose association with the enterprise is not public knowledge
partner - a person who is a member of a partnership
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Translations

sleeping partner

n (Brit) (Comm) → socio inattivo
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Now it appeared to him (Pumblechook) that if that capital were got into the business, through a sleeping partner, sir - which sleeping partner would have nothing to do but walk in, by self or deputy, whenever he pleased, and examine the books - and walk in twice a year and take his profits away in his pocket, to the tune of fifty per cent.
The same day I was placed in a shop in Broadway, belonging to a firm of which I now understood the colonel was a sleeping partner. A suitable entry was made against me, in a private memorandum book, which, as I once had an opportunity of seeing it, I will give here.
Lastly, he was a charming fellow and showed that he was not lacking in intelligence, for, as soon as he made up his mind to be a sleeping partner in the Opera, he selected the best possible active manager and went straight to Firmin Richard.
Meanwhile Nicholas Bulstrode had used his hundred thousand discreetly, and was become provincially, solidly important--a banker, a Churchman, a public benefactor; also a sleeping partner in trading concerns, in which his ability was directed to economy in the raw material, as in the case of the dyes which rotted Mr.
But rather than staying fully engaged in running the business, the Emirati partner plays the role of a 'sleeping partner'.
You could really feel her pain during the long flight to Australia as Noah screamed and her fellow passengers glared angrily while her sleeping partner remained oblivious to the howls (I actually wanted to dig him in the ribs several times).
Therefore she was a sleeping partner in this perspective.
A potentially dangerous condition, as noted in the article, OSA is usually not recognized by the patient but easily recognized by a sleeping partner because of the frequent episodes during the night.
By EMMA DAVISON emma.davison@trinitymirror.com @EmmaDavison10 A LEARNER driver who stole her sleeping partner's car and crashed it blamed an "extreme" panic attack.
Grandmother Jean Hughes, 81, is a sleeping partner.
I tired to lie up on one elbow facing away from my sleeping partner.
He's not just a sleeping partner either, the former Derby man can often be found working there and has even lived on the premises.