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dream ticket

Two or more politicians campaigning together to take advantage of their combined voter appeal. Considering how polarizing this election season has been, it's hard to imagine a dream ticket for either party.
See also: dream, ticket

a dream ticket

mainly BRITISH, JOURNALISM
COMMON
1. If two people, for example politicians, are a dream ticket, they are expected to work well together and have a great deal of success. The move raised the prospect of a `dream ticket' of Tony Blair as leader and John Prescott as his deputy. It should have been Hollywood's dream ticket: husband and wife Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman starring together in a romantic blockbuster movie.
2. If an opportunity or a situation is a dream ticket, it is perfect. To design a Supercar remains an engineer's dream ticket. Note: In the United States, a ticket is a list of candidates that a political party has nominated for election. A `dream ticket' is a pair of candidates that seem to be perfectly matched and who will attract a lot of support.
See also: dream, ticket
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Although neither party has publicly acknowledged the possibility of the dream ticket, potential supporters are already starting to pop up.
Steve Bines of SUB Live said: "The Dream Ticket concept is to work with the headline artist to put together a unique bill and then host the event in a unique location.
Get the two together for the first time and no wonder that their joint concert at Shelley in May is being billed as that dream ticket.
Dad Andy said he is quietly confident he can secure more domestic glory and a dream ticket to this summer's Games.
Dear Editor, Proof that no one leaves Downing Street entirely sane is evident in that Mr Blair apparently has not the faintest clue that, after George Bush, he is the most detested man in the Middle East - an assassin's dream ticket.
Getting into Whittaker Magnet School was a dream ticket for pals Kate and George.
Mourinho regards United as his dream ticket back into management and is determined to show Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich he made a big mistake in firing him.
2 ( ANI ): Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson insists his dream ticket of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney can form a deadly partnership in the Premier League this season.
Mrs Pich won the money as part of the Vikings' Dream Ticket lottery draw.
CLEAN nuclear power could be the dream ticket out of the deepening worry of how to meet the world's future energy needs.
Start with a champagne reception, watch all the action, enjoy silver-service lunch with a complimentary bar, and round off the event with afternoon tea - a dream ticket for any golf fan.
AUGUSTA'S Asian invitees have hit back at Colin Montgomerie for attacking the decision to hand them a dream ticket to The Masters instead of him.
BORO are promoting The Dream Ticket, a nine-game season ticket, as a Christmas gift idea.