now you're talking!

now you're talking

That is what I wanted to hear; that's a good idea or a good plan. A: "We could just have some sandwiches for dinner. Or we could try that new Thai place." B: "Now you're talking!" A: "I've reconsidered, and I'm going to come on the road trip." B: "Now you're talking! You better pack, because we're leaving in 15!"
See also: now, talk

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!
See also: now

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
References in classic literature ?
THE FLOWER GIRL [coming back to him, triumphant] Now you're talking