just the thing

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Definition of just the thing

: the thing that is most likely to be helpful : the best or perfect thing I have just the thing for your hair. He always does/says just the right thing to make me feel better. Chicken soup is just the thing for a cold.

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“Just the thing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/just%20the%20thing. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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