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- n. A ticket granting permission to travel to a place but not back
- n. A course of action from which there is no way back
The passenger manifest of a Pan Am flight from London to New York, dated August 22, 1956, lists Richard J. Glaspell, his wife, Mimi, and his children, Gregory and Claudia, on a one-way ticket to the United States—exactly one week after Papa’s release.
But I had dabbled with swelteringly hot guys before, and all it had gotten me was social infamy and a one-way ticket from Massachusetts to Los Angeles.