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just the ticket

Fig. to be just the perfect thing. This soup is just the ticket for a quick lunch. A good, hot cup of coffee will be just the ticket.
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just the ticket

exactly what is needed If you love a splash of color, this striped T-shirt is just the ticket.
Related vocabulary: just what the doctor ordered
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just the ticket

Also, that's the ticket. Exactly what is needed; exactly right. For example, This van is just the ticket for carrying all our luggage, or That's the ticket-you're handling that chain saw very well. The second phrase dates from the early 1800s, and the first is slightly newer. The exact allusion is disputed-it could be to a winning lottery ticket, a price tag for merchandise, or, as one writer suggests, a corruption of the French word etiquette for "appropriate behavior." For a synonym, see way to go.
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just the ticket

n. just the perfect thing. A nice cup of tea will be just the ticket.
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References in classic literature ?
Not only was it sufficient for the ticket, but for a little food also, ' said Kim, leaping to his place.
Give me the ticket," says Flashman, with an oath, leaning across the table with open hand and his face black with rage.
I'll give you five shillings for him," begins the boy who had opened the ticket.
But she was spared any struggle, for when she reached the place, the ticket office was blocked up by eager purchasers and the disappointed faces that turned away told Polly there was no hope for her.
A few inquiries amongst the ticket collectors and the porters of the two small railway stations would give additional details as to the appearance of the two men; the inspection of the collected tickets would show at once where they came from that morning.
said my brother-in-law, pressing the ticket affectionately into his hand; "why, you'll have enough to last you a lifetime; and as for exercise
I--" She moved away from the ticket boy and lowered her voice.
He said that's the ticket, and with him looking straight at me I slid myself into Bud's boots instead of my own, and he never noticed.
The gardener (who had driven us) managed about the luggage, while I took the ticket.
We'll be impatient until you return with the tickets," said Christie graciously.
Tupman rang the bell, purchased the tickets, and ordered chamber candlesticks.
We must take the tickets for her concert," Fritz said.
They knew nothing about that on board; besides, I hadn't decided when I took the tickets.
But I'm afraid we haven't money enough to buy the tickets.
What distinguished them from others was the absence of host or hostess and the presence of the good-natured Iogel, flying about like a feather and bowing according to the rules of his art, as he collected the tickets from all his visitors.