just the ticket
This page is about the idiom just the ticket
You can say something is just the ticket if it's the perfect thing or if it's exactly what's needed.
- That's just the ticket! Edna loves brooches, especially if they have bird designs, so she'll absolutely love this one.
- As soon as he saw the painting, grandpa said, "That one's just the ticket. It'll look lovely over the fire-place."
This idiom is a bit old-fashioned, but it's still common among older people. In North America people tend to say "That's the ticket" (without "just").
This idiom is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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Contributor: Matt Errey