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just the ticket

adverb

Just the thing needed or wanted: cup of coffee will be just the ticket


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with just the ticket

just the ticket

Also, that's the ticket . Exactly what is needed; exactly right. For example, This van is just the ticket for carrying all our luggage , or That's the ticket—you're handling that chain saw very well . The second phrase dates from the early 1800s, and the first is slightly newer. The exact allusion is disputed—it could be to a winning lottery ticket, a price tag for merchandise, or, as one writer suggests, a corruption of the French word etiquette for “appropriate behavior.” For a synonym, see way to go
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