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be just the thing
To be the perfect solution, remedy, or way to address a particular problem or situation. When you've been on the road for weeks, a home-cooked meal and your own bed are just the thing. I'm sorry I was so cranky yesterday—a good night's sleep was just the thing I needed.
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be just the ˈthing(also be the very ˈthing less frequent) be exactly what you need or want: Hot lemon juice and honey is just the thing for a cold. ♢ A week by the sea, with plenty of swimming and walking, would be the very thing.
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