That ought to hit the ticketPosted: January 9, 2020 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: expressions, hit the mark, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, punch one's ticket, words Leave a comment
This was said, referring to something that should be successful. It is a congruent conflation of “hit the mark” and “punch (one’s) ticket”, both meaning an action that leads to success (the latter to a promotion usually). Hit the ticket has a nice ring to it. A big thanks to Martin Pietrucha for texting this one and realizing it was a malaphor.