have your ticket punched

have your ticket punched
   American
   to do something or assume a position whereby you will attract favourable notice
   Your presence on the bus has been recorded:
    He had come to Washington to have his ticket punched, that is, to hold down a Pentagon desk assignment, a pre-requisite in the modern Navy for being awarded the rank of admiral. (Colodny and Gettlin, 1991)

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