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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The designs, which contain the bill of materials for the work, including GIS schematics, are provided to the line workers on work tickets, which they use to perform both repairs and initiate new service in the field.
Or, in a municipality environment, public works employees can save valuable time by retrieving work tickets via hand-held personal digital assistants, rather than making separate trips back to the office.
The Auditor General says a trip to Mombasa by 46 members cost Sh4,063,900 but the expenditure was not supported by attendance schedules, work tickets, and fare tickets.
We even got the work tickets of the vehicles used and have the names of the individuals in those records," Mr Sungu added.
To support Direct Instruction, Minyerri School has adopted a school-wide behaviour system whereby students earn Good Work tickets for behaviour/academic success.
Thanks to Metropolis, I don't get those work tickets any more.
"We think we can staff this building with fewer people and turn work tickets around more efficiently, which will reduce operating costs," Nahas said.
Ouko said copies of stamped passports, work tickets, boarding passes and certificates of attendance to the meetings were not availed
They include lack of supporting documents such as work tickets, invitation letters, or attendance registers during payment, casting doubt on the genuineness of the expenditure.
JIRA integration Allows detected faults to be exported to JIRA as work tickets.
We also have a client portal where all designs, work tickets and sample systems are accessible, so it doesn't really matter that we are based in the UK and some of our clients are based the other side of the world.”