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"sleeping partner" in British English

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sleeping partnernoun [C]

uk   /ˌsliː.pɪŋ ˈpɑːt.nər/  us   /ˌsliː.pɪŋ ˈpɑːrt.nɚ/ UK (US silent partner)
a partner in a company who does not take an active part in its management, especially one who provides some of the money
(Definition of sleeping partner from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sleeping partner" in Business English

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sleeping partnernoun [C]

uk   us   UK FINANCE
→  silent partner : Morrow was the sleeping partner behind many of these successful ventures.
(Definition of sleeping partner from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sleeping partner”
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐名合伙人,隐名股东…
in Chinese (Traditional) 匿名合夥人,匿名股東…
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