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"meal ticket" in British English

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meal ticketnoun

uk   us  
  • meal ticket noun (FOOD)

US [C] a ​type of ​ticket that you can ​exchange for a ​meal
  • meal ticket noun (MONEY)

[C usually singular] someone or something that you use as a way of getting ​regularamounts of ​money: Gone are the ​days when a ​universitydegree was a ​mealticket for ​life.
(Definition of meal ticket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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meal ticketnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈmil ˌtɪk·ɪt/
someone or something that ​provides you with the ​money you need to ​live: The ​role has been a ​generous meal ticket for the ​actress.
(Definition of meal ticket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “meal ticket”
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 午餐券,午餐票…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 午餐券,午餐票…
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