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tick all the (right) boxes

To satisfy or fulfill everything that is necessary or desired. Primarily heard in UK. Of course, a prospective employee may tick all the right boxes on paper but might not be suited to the job once they're actually working for you. His newest thriller ticks all the boxes the author's fans will be hoping for.
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Steve's romantic night for Michelle seems to tick all the right boxes.
And look at the double standard, this extremist, racist, Islamophobe's crimes tick all the right boxes for terrorism, but even after all, the media still hanker after the ''M'' word, because anything negative about Islam and Muslims is a selling commodity for the media.
All in all, this latest confection from an author who understands her fan base very well, will tick all the right boxes for its young teen girl readers.
As seen on the catwalk at Balenciaga, these coloured sneakers from Topshop tick all the right boxes.
A FORMER school building could tick all the right boxes for change of use as a residential development.
Horses who don't tick all the right boxes struggle to sell.
QUALITY, variety, friendly service and value for money - traders in Meltham tick all the right boxes.
Blind River Scare: If you love your pop-rock tinged with the flavour of Americana with an original country, fiddle-laced, bittersweet sound then BRS tick all the right boxes.
Steady Nick Watney looks to tick all the right boxes, and is currently available at 50-1.
LADY ANTEBELLUM Need You Know (Parlophone) HUGE in the States but little-known on this side of the pond, country-rock trio Lady Antebellum tick all the right boxes for crossover chart appeal, their perfectly polished pop falling somewhere between Fleetwood Mac and Garth Brooks.
No doubt those involved in helping get the country fit will toll out the tokenistic events in the weeks prior to kick-off simply to tick all the right boxes and justify their salaries.
And he would also tick all the right boxes as far as the fans are concerned because they know he is one of them and has the best interests of the club at heart.
At a time when we are trying to inspire our youngsters to get off the couch, put down their computer games and get active, the Play Scotland ideas tick all the right boxes.
No doubt those involved in helping get the country fit will role out the tokenistic events in the weeks prior to kick-off simply to tick all the right boxes and justify their salaries.
IT can be difficult to buy truly ethical beauty products, but the Natural Skincare Company tries really hard to tick all the right boxes.