Meanings of "Meal ticket"
1. A person or thing that is depended on as a source of money, success, etc. A record producer might be someone's meal ticket to faqme. This person may used routinely or on an occasion.
Used detrimentally it can mean that the person depending on 'hand outs' is a parasite. There is only taking involved then.
2. A piece of paper that you can exchange for a meal. Sometimes also referred to as a meal chit. Some companies that have their employees work over regulated hours will give them out.
"Meal ticket" in lyrics
The money is mandatory, the hoes is fully strapped
This criminal lifestyle, equipped with the bulletproof vest
Make sure your eyes is on the meal ticket
Get your money motherfucker let's get rich and we'll kick it
From hustlin and prayers, to breakin motherfuckers to pay-up
I got no time for these bitches, cause these hoes tried to play us
I'm on a meal-ticket mission, want a mil', so I'm wishin
Competition got me ripped, on that bullshit they stressin (boo-yaa!)
And all your little homies disappeared when you went broke?
When everybody else left, me and SwizZz would still kick it"
Duh Marcus, what the fuck you think? You’re their meal ticket!
You’re more naive than a battered wife
Now if you looking for them bottles and them stacks girl
You make your way up to my section where it's at girl
Okay do you wanna kick it with a nigga with a meal ticket
Broke nigga looking mad, they just gotta deal with it