Remebering the song with this unforgettable title I would be glad to know wether there is a difference between a "ticket" and a "ticket to ride". I can't find this expression anywhere.
I wonder whether the expression "ticket to ride" hasn't got a big hit in the wake of the Beatles' hit. I suppose the expression has gotten a stroke of chance and has started being used in so many fields from tourism to games after the Beatles.
Of course any ticket is not a ticket to ride. You might say it about your bus ticket but not about your flying license, your deposit slip, the label on your purchased item, your lucky chance for something as ticket for heaven. Anyhow I wish you, Samson, a ticket for happpiness.