dream ticket


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
"Jos would take over the one-day captaincy and that would be my ideal scenario - my dream ticket."
"I knew what the fans wanted, I knew the club and, with that man in charge, we thought we had money to spend, so it looked like a real dream ticket.
Although neither party has publicly acknowledged the possibility of the dream ticket, potential supporters are already starting to pop up.
That says a lot about the potential of the human." Lead man DiCaprio, who plays the character Dom Cobb, is a dream ticket for any film-maker having starred in box-office sensation 'Titanic' and recently teamed up with Martin Scorsese once again for 'Shutter Island'.
The event is being billed under the Dream Ticket banner, a new initiative from organisers SUB Live which aims to develop the format into an annual series of events unique to Cardiff.
ARGENTINA have lined up their World Cup dream ticket - Diego Maradona and Guus Hiddink.
IT'S a dream ticket - for audiences and organisers.
JOE KINNEAR was yesterday appointed as interim Newcastle manager - and immediately forecast the Kevin Keegan-Alan Shearer dream ticket could be in place within weeks.
She said: "Getting this job has been my dream ticket. It is hugely rewarding to know that your hard work will benefit sick animals and their owners."
Dad Andy said he is quietly confident he can secure more domestic glory and a dream ticket to this summer's Games.
Synopsis: Fifty-nine percent of Hillary Clinton supporters favor a quick decision to form a "dream ticket" with both Clinton and Barack Obama, while a majority of Obama supporters oppose the idea.
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.
JAMES TOSELAND has described a move to MotoGP as team-mate to Max Biaggi as a 'dream ticket' for next season.
Getting into Whittaker Magnet School was a dream ticket for pals Kate and George.
DISC ONE - England's Dream Ticket. The official story of England's World Cup qualifying campaign