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meal ticket

noun 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 regular amounts of money: Gone are the days when a university degree was a meal ticket for life.
Translations of “meal ticket”
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 午餐券,午餐票…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 午餐券,午餐票…
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