English version

silent partner

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Business management
silent partnerˌsilent ˈpartner noun [countable] American English  BBCsomeone who owns part of a business but is not actively involved in the way it operates syn sleeping partner British English
Examples from the Corpus
silent partnerHe has a silent partner and some name-brand advertisers.Whenever a dad plays, there is usually a mom playing, who may not realize she is a silent partner.He wants to know were you my silent partner.
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