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.

Examples of the ticket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web StubHub, Ticketmaster and SeatGeek’s Fee Differences Whether fans buy tickets directly from a team via a platform partner (primary market) or from a reseller, including brokers with team tie-ups (secondary market), fees are often added onto the ticket price. Jacob Feldman,, 17 July 2024 Fans climbing atop the ticket booth, scaling walls and jumping into the spiral walkways to the concourse. Michelle Kaufman, Orlando Sentinel, 16 July 2024 The support among the party’s leaders to push the President off the ticket are not there, at least at this hour, and the sentiment seemed to have petered out at the end of last week. Philip Elliott, TIME, 16 July 2024 Is the party open to seeing him once again topping the ticket at 82 years old in 2028? Brianne Pfannenstiel, USA TODAY, 15 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for the ticket 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'the ticket.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near the ticket

Cite this Entry

“The ticket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!