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free ticket

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free ticket

noun phrase

  1. General freedom of action, esp of forbidden action; license; carte blanche: He thinks the uniform gives him a free ticket to be a shitheel (1940s+)
  2. (also free ride, free transit, free transportation) A base on balls; walk (1917+ Baseball)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • A free ticket was given to Robert in return for some slight service.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • A free ticket is a nice thing; but not having one, you must pay your fare.

    Travelling Sketches. Anthony Trollope
  • Forgiveness is, theologically speaking, "a free ticket to Heaven."

    The Bible Of Bibles; Kersey Graves
  • The third class includes a free ticket from London to Liverpool.

    A start in life C. F. Dowsett
  • There was to be a banquet at Calais, with a free ticket on to Paris.

    A Day's Tour Percy Fitzgerald
  • He had a free ticket, because his father was one of the performers.

    Sammie and Susie Littletail Howard R. Garis
  • The Committee made no objections, gave her a free ticket, etc.

    The Underground Railroad William Still
  • Lovers are wont to consider a marriage license a free ticket to Paradise.

    The Spinster Book Myrtle Reed
  • This would hardly do on the strength of a free ticket, when it was claimed by those who had paid their passage.

    The Diving Bell Francis C. Woodworth

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