Meaning of “meal ticket” in the English Dictionary

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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)

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