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meal ticket

Translation of meal ticket in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (source of income) [colloquial/familiar] she thought she had a meal ticket for life pensó que tenía el futuro asegurado
    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.
    1.2 (voucher) cheque-comida (masculine)

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