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A person or thing that is used as a source of regular income.‘the violin was going to be my meal ticket’
- ‘Because he has steady employment, Nanny keeps nagging Louise to marry him, however lovelessly, for a meal ticket.’
- ‘The spy senses a meal ticket in the making, and the eager beavers in the London and Washington ‘intelligence’ community are only too glad to participate in the delusion.’
- ‘A full mailbox is a meal ticket for identity thieves.’
- ‘The Yankee ‘hyperpower’, so widely disparaged by many European politicians, is our meal ticket.’
- ‘Some labels put all their eggs in one basket, pushing their meal ticket to the point of virtual overexposure.’
- ‘She had only wanted a meal ticket with her new guy, but suddenly she had found herself in deep, over her head.’
- ‘He cursed himself; she was a meal ticket, nothing else.’
- ‘But for all they know, you could just be a guy hanging on to a meal ticket.’
- ‘The men stopped, but they were ready, not willing to give up, not willing to see their meal ticket blown apart either.’
- ‘She knew he would be her meal ticket out of this dump.’
- ‘Maybe I should just find a couple more meal tickets?’
- ‘Major software suppliers are eyeing so-called ‘mid-market’ companies as a meal ticket to growth in a period of relatively stagnant spending on technology.’
- ‘And every Sunday and Thursday, when thousands of Mayan artisans display their wares in Chichicastenango, tourists are the meal ticket.’
- ‘Some architecture students, it seems, are interested in more than a meal ticket.’
- ‘‘Thought I was his meal ticket about two years ago,’ Jude admitted.’
- ‘On the other hand, Fox was a meal ticket, an attractive ally in researchers' quest for bigger budgets.’
- ‘Besides, if Ginger quits, where's Artie going to find another meal ticket?’
- ‘The impoverished soldier sees his meal ticket, and sells his soul to the rock ‘n roll of untold riches; the price is fixed after the transaction.’
- ‘We were becoming the guy's meal ticket, and we had to put a stop to it.’
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