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.

Examples of just the thing in a Sentence

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“Just the thing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/just%20the%20thing. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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