Idiom of the Day : (05 oct 2017)


✔ Just the ticket

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■ 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.