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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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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.
"Here, Brown, catch hold." And he hands the ticket to Tom, who pockets it.
I'll give you five shillings for him," begins the boy who had opened the ticket. Tom, remembering his good deed, and moreover in his forlorn state wishing to make a friend, is about to accept the offer, when another cries out, "I'll give you seven shillings." Tom hesitated and looked from one to the other.
The hall was full of boys, and at the head of one of the long tables stood the sporting interest, with a hat before them, in which were the tickets folded up.
That's the ticket. Don't let anyone think you're a greenhorn."
Here is the ticket; they didn't find that; the watch can be redeemed; they don't sell pledges.' The lad panted out these phrases, one after another, like minute guns; but at the last word, which rang in that stately chamber like an oath, his heart failed him utterly; and the dreaded silence settled on father and son.
"But you've got the tickets. It would be a pity to waste them."
"We'll be impatient until you return with the tickets," said Christie graciously.
"You think it better to take the tickets now?" he said dubiously.
She started early to her first lesson that she might have time to buy the tickets, hoping, as she put a five-dollar bill into her purse, that they would n't be very high, for she felt that she was not in a mood to resist temptation.
Tupman rang the bell, purchased the tickets, and ordered chamber candlesticks.
How much is the ticket? Ticket prices vary according to the match and the category of the ticket.
When the new zones are introduced, the card reader user interface will change and the reader will only display the ticket options available in your current location.
Customers were requited to punch in all their details, journey information on the IRCTC website and the ticket was sent through courier at the customer's doorsteps.