just the thing

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

just play
  1. : having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason : reasonable

  2. : conforming to a standard of correctness : proper

  3. : faithful to an original

  1. : exactly, precisely

  2. : very recently

  3. : by a very small margin : barely

  1. : archaic variant of joust

thing play
  1. : an object or entity not precisely designated or capable of being designated

  2. : an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

  3. : a separate and distinct individual quality, fact, idea, or usually entity


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