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Just the ticket

Posted by James Briggs on May 16, 2004

In Reply to: Just the ticket posted by Lotg on May 16, 2004

: When we get something we want and is exactly right, why do we say it's 'just the ticket'?

That's the ticket implies that everything is just right; perfect; correct. Ticket is a variant of "etiquette" which has the meaning "of appropriate conduct", ie correct and proper.