just the ticket


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just the ticket

Exactly the thing that is or was needed or called for. You need a suitcase and I've got just the ticket—look at this beauty! The new opening act turned out to be just the ticket for the variety show—they were a hit!
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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

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

INFORMAL, OLD-FASHIONED
If something is just the ticket, it is exactly what is wanted or needed. An open-air lunch was just the ticket. Gilly Forge's matching hat and gloves are just the ticket for dressing up last season's coat.
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just the ˈjob/ˈticket

(informal) exactly what is wanted or needed: That cup of tea was just the job.
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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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