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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Other Republicans, though, are already wringing their hands over the impact the presidential race will have on their defensive priorities -- particularly if Trump tops the ticket. Tal Axelrod, ABC News, 19 Apr. 2023 For those who’d like to see another candidate on the ticket, few could name specific replacements. Cami Mondeaux, Washington Examiner, 7 Apr. 2023 For quality cleaning at an economical price, Gain's Aroma Boost Liquid Laundry Detergent is just the ticket! Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Apr. 2023 There is great uncertainty over who will be the Republican presidential nominee and appear at the top of the ticket. Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2023 Yes, that's the ticket. Haben Kelati, Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2023 The designs are sophisticated but still smiley—just the ticket for an Easter brunch table. Sarah Halverson, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Apr. 2023 For anyone who enjoys gazing at a complex movement, the Santos-Dumont Skeleton watch—available in a case made of yellow gold, rose gold, or steel—is just the ticket. Justin Fenner, Robb Report, 27 Mar. 2023 Young recapped the public battle Smith has been waging over the past few weeks surrounding his outrage over the additional fees tacked onto the price of tickets for his band’s upcoming North American tour, which, in some cases, exceeded the face value of the ticket. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 24 Mar. 2023 See More

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“The ticket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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