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now you're talking

That is what I wanted to hear; that's a good idea or a good plan, especially compared to previous suggestions. A: "We could just have some sandwiches for dinner." B: "Meh." A: "Or we could try that new Thai place." B: "Oh yeah, now you're talking!" A: "I've reconsidered—I want to come on the road trip with you guys." B: "All right, now you're talking! You better pack, because we're leaving in 15!"
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Now you're talking!

Inf. Now you are saying the right things. Tom: I won't put up with her behavior any longer. I'll tell her exactly what I think of it. Bill: Now you're talking! John: When I get back to school, I'm going to study harder than ever. Mother: Now you're talking!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

now you're talking

Good for you, you're saying the right thing, as in You've decided to enter the contest? Now you're talking! [Mid-1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

now you're talking!

COMMON People say Now you're talking! to show that they think that what someone has just said is a good idea or that you would like something they have offered you very much. A ready-made tent — with real beds, cooker and refrigerator — well, now you're talking.
See also: now
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

now you're talking!

used to express your enthusiastic agreement with or approval of a statement or suggestion.
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ˈnow you’re talking

(spoken) used for showing interest and enthusiasm about something just said, for example a good suggestion: ‘Why don’t we go to Paris for the weekend?’ ‘Now you’re talking!’
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Now you’re talking!

exclam. What you are saying is making sense! Now you’re talking! You’ve got a great idea!
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