sleeping partner


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sleeping partner

  (British) also silent partner (American & Australian)
someone who is closely involved with a company, and often provides money for it, but is not a manager of it He was an extremely wealthy man, and she was hoping he might become a sleeping partner in their new vineyards.
See also: partner, sleep
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He agreed and became a sleeping partner, before being bought out a few years later.
LAHORE, March 15, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Pakistan Muslim League (Q) on Monday decided to become sleeping partner of the PPP government in centre and vowed to even vote for Premier Gilani as and when required.
LAHORE, March 15, 2011 (Frontier Star): Pakistan Muslim League (Q) on Monday decided to become sleeping partner of the PPP government in centre and vowed to even vote for Premier Gilani as and when required.
Prosecutor Paul Cleasby suggested Woodall lost her temper because her sleeping partner missed the Sunday dinner she had spent time preparing.
I'm very much the sleeping partner," says Sangster, who works daily at the nearby Manton estate owned by his family but lives along the A4 in Hungerford.
So end the nightmares and find the perfect sleeping partner.
That leaves one wondering whether he was anything more than a sleeping partner in New Labour's plan to Balkanise Britain with regional assemblies, not only in Wales and Scotland but within vague English zones, such as the North West or North East.
It's more likely he'll become a kind of sleeping partner.
About one in three of those who have a sleeping partner say their partner prefers a firmer mattress than they do, while 23 percent say their partner prefers a softer sleep surface.
Who should be there but Jenny - and it's clear her relationship with Frank extends to being a sleeping partner in more ways than one.
Eph Smith was retained by Lord Rosebery for many years and rode his best horse, Blue Peter, to victory in the 2,000 Guineas and Derby in 1939; younger brother Doug both rode and trained for his lordship, training Sleeping Partner to win the Oaks in 1969; and Stan Smith rode Stewards' Cup winner Creole and St Leger third Fighting Ship for him in 1963.
Meanwhile Edward, 18, is hardly a sleeping partner in all this.
Blair is grabbing the headlines around the world while Bush remains at home in America, seeming almost a sleeping partner.
Other sleep tidbits: 17 percent of Americans admit to falling asleep at work; anxiety or anger is the number-one reason for difficulty getting to sleep; and 45 percent of women cite snoring as the most annoying habit of their sleeping partner.