work (one's) ticket

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work (one's) ticket

To scheme a way of achieving an advantage or a release from some obligation, especially by malingering or fraud. Primarily heard in UK. He's been trying to convince the military doctors of an underlying mental illness, in the hopes of working his ticket home. The Chelsea striker has been working his ticket for months now, putting in consistently poor performances.
See also: ticket, work

work your ticket

contrive to obtain your discharge from prison or the army.
See also: ticket, work
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In top A player who football morality parted has never won a trophy and has been out injured for a lengthy spell is working his ticket and good on him.
IT now looks like he's working his ticket with his national radio interview not doing him any favours.
ANOTHER week, and another story about a naughty sports cheat, but this time the story is about a cheat who is working his ticket back into the game he disgraced.
A LOVELY day for a wedding A day we would not miss As long as the sun is shining And someone gives me a kiss The bridegroom is all of a quiver The bride is nervous as well The father is tearing his hair out The mother is not feeling well The baby is working his ticket The bridesmaids are all in tears The best man is drunk as a lord Confirming everyone's fears The guests begin to gather But grandma has lost her way The vicar is feeling queasy And says he cannot stay All around there is great confusion And no-one knows what to do Let's all go and eat says the grandad But first of all form a nice queue.
Desperate to dispel the notion that he has entered a phase in charge of the national team where he is just working his ticket, Eriksson used the match programme last night to stress his loyalty.
Harry McBride, Wishaw, said: "McDonald was working his ticket with the Motherwell fans as it's clear he'd have preferred to join Hibs.
CRAIG SWAN KEITH JACKSON EUAN McLEAN ANTHONY HAGGERTY Is Anthony Stokes working his ticket out of Celtic?
But he admits he might have a job winning over Hoops fans who felt he was working his ticket elsewhere.
There were those who thought his observation that he could be forced to leave Scotland because of the incident was an example of him working his ticket.
Kingston has to provehe's not working his ticket because the fans don't believe he's pulling his weight.
It's obvious to me the guy is working his ticket and the sooner Rangers get rid of him the better.
Stephen McManus is never a Celtic player never mind captain, Artur Boruc is working his ticket, Samaras is proving why he is no longer in the Premier League and Vennegoor of Hesselink is done.
Martin said: "Boruc is clearly working his ticket out of Parkhead but this just smacks of the Stilian Petrov contract situation.
Craig Devine, Edinburgh, said: "I always felt that Mowbray was working his ticket and I have been proved right.
I am certain the Welshman wanted to return to Celtic and I totally disagree with those who say he was working his ticket in Glasgow to earn a move from Newcastle.