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English definition of “meal ticket”

meal ticket

noun uk   us  

meal ticket noun (FOOD)

[C] US for luncheon voucher

meal ticket noun (MONEY)

[C usually singular] someone or something that you use as a way of getting regular amounts of money: Gone are the days when a university degree was a meal ticket for life.
(Definition of meal ticket from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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