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Origin of meal ticket
Words nearby meal ticket
Definition for meal ticket (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for meal ticket
You've always been ace-high with me, and there never will come the day when you can't eat on my meal-ticket.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
Well, anyhow, he's here so much we ought to be chargin' him for his meal-ticket.Within the Law|Marvin Dana
Part of the time Comte lived under Saint-Simon's roof, and did translating and copying in partial payment for his meal-ticket.
You don't suppose the secret of a woman's meal-ticket is hidden very long, do you?The Blood Red Dawn|Charles Caldwell Dobie
When she offered her meal-ticket at the desk the clerk shook his head.The Girl From Keller's|Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for meal ticket
Word Origin for meal ticket
Idioms and Phrases with meal ticket
A person or thing depended on as a source of income, as in Magic Johnson was a real meal ticket for his team, or Her interpersonal skills will be her meal ticket when she goes into sales. This metaphoric expression alludes to the earlier practice of handing out tickets that entitle their holder to a meal. [Early 1900s]