(one's) passport to (something)

(one's) passport to (something)

That which allows one to find or access something good or desirable. The young woman's indomitable spirit and integrity are her passport to a position of leadership on the world stage. His incredible talent is his passport to a life of fame and fortune.
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passport to something

Fig. something that allows something good to happen. John's new girlfriend is his passport to happiness. Anne's new job is a passport to financial security.
See also: passport