the ticket

noun

Definition of the ticket 

informal + somewhat old-fashioned

: the correct or most desirable thing : the thing that is needed or wanted Compromise, now that's the ticket. often used in the phrase just the ticket For a romantic dinner, candles are just the ticket.

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