sleeping partner

noun British.

Origin:
1775–85

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

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If you think you might have sleep apnea, or your sleeping partner thinks you do, see a doctor.
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