✔ Just the ticket
■ Meaning: You can say something is just the ticket if it’s the perfect thing or if it’s exactly what’s needed.
■ For example:
- 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.”
Note: 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”).
■ Variety: This idiom is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.