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tick all the (right) boxes

To satisfy or fulfill everything that is necessary or desired. Primarily heard in UK. Of course, a prospective employee may tick all the right boxes on paper but might not be suited to the job once they're actually working for you. His newest thriller ticks all the boxes the author's fans will be hoping for.
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"We did consider a number of other locations, but Cardiff ticked all the right boxes in terms of the skills we needed, quality of life, but benefiting from being close to London.
AS we approach Dr Paul Williams' first year as Stockton South Labour MP, I would say he has ticked all the right boxes for Stockton South.
"But he's ticked all the right boxes since he came in and he's one of our most important players."
It took some time, however we managed to close off a deal that ticked all the right boxes.
Summary: President of World Air Sports Federation says emirate has ticked all the right boxes for games' success
Vidal, who came through the youth ranks at Manchester City, says the move to the Dragons simply "ticked all the right boxes".
"My wife is Scottish and we were keen to relocate back to Scotland, so when the opportunity came up to sign for Hibernian it ticked all the right boxes.
Ambulance, nursing staff, CPR-trained staff and temperature controlled food packets ticked all the right boxes. For instance, the camp at the Armed Forces Officers Club will have an ambulance on standby in case of emgergencies.
General Assembly, President Michel Sleiman ticked all the right boxes, pledging Lebanon's commitment to the Bbda Declaration, disassociation and the various U.N.
KEVIN Pietersen ticked all the right boxes for England after scoring a sensational unbeaten 177 for Surrey against Yorkshire at Headingley on his return to first-class cricket after a three-month absence with a knee injury.
"Look, I would make the tea for Arsenal Football Club, but I thought I ticked all the right boxes for the board.
"So far this year I feel we've ticked all the right boxes in the build up to the Tour de France.
"As with most tax rules, it is complicated and businesses need to seek advice to make sure that they not only qualify but that they've ticked all the right boxes and are giving all the right accounting information to HMRC." Mr Hartlebury said eligible firms did not have to own the patent in question but instead must prove UK exclusivity and rights to qualify for the new relief.
The Heaton Manor School pupil's design ticked all the right boxes with a snowman, Santa hat, Christmas tree and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.
He had ticked all the right boxes in his test matings and we all wanted to use him.