A person or thing that is exploited 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.
Definition of meal ticket in:
- The US English dictionary