meal ticket

noun

Definition of meal ticket

:one that serves as the ultimate source of one's income
  • an advanced degree was his meal ticket

Examples of meal ticket in a Sentence

  1. a star player who is expected to be the team's meal ticket for many years

  2. An advanced degree was his meal ticket.

  3. We bought three meal tickets at the fair.

First Known Use of meal ticket

circa 1899


MEAL TICKET Defined for English Language Learners

meal ticket

noun

Definition of meal ticket for English Language Learners

  • : 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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