(a) one-way ticket to something


(a) one-way ticket to something
a one-way ticket to (something) if something is a one-way ticket to an unpleasant situation, it will cause that situation to happen.

A rejection of the peace deal would be a one-way ticket to disaster for the country.

Experimenting with drugs is a one-way ticket to addiction and misery, as far as I'm concerned.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.