Definition of meal ticket in English:

meal ticket

Syllabification: meal tick·et

noun

A person or thing that is used as a source of regular income: the violin was going to be my meal ticket
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • But for all they know, you could just be a guy hanging on to a meal ticket.
  • ‘Thought I was his meal ticket about two years ago,’ Jude admitted.

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