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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When the city was blitzed in 1941, he was a lad approaching his fourth birthday - and in possession of a bus conductor's uniform and a working ticket machine.