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Alexander
he doesn't look quite the ticket. what's this mean?
Oct 9, 2012 8:32 PM
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In the USA, we use "ticket" in idioms that convey a solution to a problem: "You're worried about your English listening skills? I've got just the ticket for you -- go to the Voice of America website!" (There is no actual "ticket" here -- it is just an idea that will solve a problem.) I think people who speak British English use this in a similar way to refer to a person, maybe like this: "We need someone to help move these pianos." "How about that guy over there?" (Points to a very small, weak person.) "Ah, no, he doesn't look quite the ticket." But this is not used in the USA, although it would be understood here.
October 9, 2012
Alexander
Language Skills
English, Russian
Learning Language
English