Definition of meal ticket
- an advanced degree was his meal ticket
a star player who is expected to be the team's meal ticket for many years
An advanced degree was his meal ticket.
We bought three meal tickets at the fair.
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: a person or thing that is depended on as a source of money, success, etc.
: a piece of paper that you can exchange for a meal
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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