passport to

(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, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Italian says, Sospetto licentia fede; as if suspicion, did give a passport to faith; but it ought, rather, to kindle it to discharge itself.
According to the DFA, it issued a diplomatic passport to Del Rosario in December 2016 as approved by then Secretary Perfecto Yasay by virtue of Department Order 12-1993.
For the East African region, countries agreed to have a blue cover passport to symbolise the shared Lake Victoria, and unity of the East African Community.
Tae-jun Kang - Tribune News Service AS a South Korean passport holder, I sometimes receive an unexpected question when travelling abroad and needing to show my passport to others: Are you South Korean or North Korean?
Shortly after the attainment of independence in 1960, Nigeria changed the colour of the passport to a light green and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs became the issuing authority.
"I purchased the passport to be able to fly home," he told presiding judge Omar in court.
2000 each applicant, reviewing of Black List policy by incorporating/addition Black List rules in Passport Rules, 1974 and converting from desktop printing of passport to bulk printing solution.
Though the Directorate General of Immigration and Passports conducts a short interview before issuing a passport to any citizen of Pakistan and it has also direct access to the NADRA database, it has no mechanism to check if any government official is concealing his service while getting his/her passport.
Now you only have to wait a couple of days for your new, 10-year passport to be released.
"Please check your passport to ensure that you have enough visa pages.
"I have to get a new passport to hide the canceled seal on my current passport.
ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2010 (Frontier Star): Ministry of Interior on Friday refused to give permission to Director General (DG) passport to buy latest passport machines despite having sufficient funds.
Since September of last year, the Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound Local Training and Adjustment Board's 2004/2005 Passport to Prosperity Campaign has been heightening awareness of school- to-work transition programs amongst students, parents and community stakeholders throughout the districts of Muskoka, Nipissing and Parry Sound.
will phase in a new rule requiring its citizens to use a passport to reenter the country from Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bermuda and the Caribbean, authorities announced Tuesday.