that's the idea!

This page is about the conversational phrase that's the idea!

Meaning

You can say this to someone if they're doing something well or correctly.

For example

  • Yukio hit a good shot, and his golf instructor said, "That's the idea!"

  • I was teaching my little boy how to ride a bike. As he was wobbling along, I said, "That's the idea!"

Note:
Also "That's the way!"

Quick Quiz

My driving instructor said "That's the idea!" after I'd

a. parked incorrectly

b. parked correctly

c. crashed my car

Contributor: Matt Errey