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🇬🇧just the ticket

✍🏾meaning:

you can say something is just the ticket if it's the perfect thing or if it's exactly what's needed.

❕for example:

🔺that's just the ticket! edna loves brooches, especially if they have bird designs, so she'll absolutely love this one.

🔺as soon as he saw the painting, grandpa said, "that one's just the ticket. it'll look lovely over the fire-place."

☑️note: this idiom is a bit old-fashioned, but it's still common among older people. in north america people tend to say "that's the ticket" (without "just").

👁‍🗨variety: this idiom is typically used in british english but may be used in other varieties of english too.
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💢recalcitrant
| rəˈkalsətrənt |
adjective

✍🏾having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline.

🔺having to ride a recalcitrant, bad-tempered donkey almost ruined my otherwise lovely stay on the island of santorini.
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📚 bear with sore head

✍🏾meaning:

if someone is behaving like a bear with a sore head, they are very irritable and bad-tempered.

❕for example:

🔺when his team lost the match, brad was like a bear with a sore head. 

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🇺🇸 ugg boots | ugh boots 🇦🇺

✍🏾meaning:
soft sheepskin boots that originated in australia

❕for example:

🔺i got my first pair of ugg boots back in the seventies when i was a teenage surfer.

🔺did you know that ugh boots have become popular in lots of countries outside australia?

👁‍🗨note: this word has been the subject of ongoing disputes over its registration as a trademark by an american company. many australian manufacturers joined together in 2006 to form the "save our aussie icon" campaign to keep this slang australian word free of trademark restrictions.

〽️variety: this slang term is typically used in american and australian english but may be used in other varieties of english too.
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