meal ticket

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meal ticket ‎(plural meal tickets)

  1. A ticket or voucher that can be exchanged for food.
    Volunteers are provided with a meal ticket for every four hours of service.
  2. (idiomatic) Someone or something that provides income or livelihood, especially as an exploited source.
    I don't enjoy this job, but it is my meal ticket.

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