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"It's not quite the ticket"

Does the phrase mean; "It's not the exact thing I want/need"? Can we rephrase it as "It's not just the ticket"

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AnonymousAll the replies are wrong!
AnonymousAll the replies are wrong!
They are not; see definition 5 here .

Your explanation is also possible in BrE, though it sounds rather dated to me.

ps. hope you realise that the last post in the thread before yours was submitted over eight years ago.
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Does the phrase mean; "It's not the exact thing I want/need"? Yes. Can we rephrase it as "It's not just the ticket" No.

CJ
 Marius Hancu's reply was promoted to an answer.
Hi guys,

"It's not quite the ticket"

To my ear today, this phrase sounds very old-fashioned.

Best wishes, Clive.
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'Not quite the ticket' means it's not the done thing. It's not good breeding/etiquette or good policy to behave or respond in a certain way. Depending on the situation. It implies that 'we' - whoever that might me - don't behave in that way. Or don't do that.
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"I'm not quite the ticket" means "I'm not felling very well"
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The saying ( not quite the ticket) means an item or piece of equipment for example does not quite fit the need for the job! This can be used for example as an outfit purchased does not quite fit or present as you thought it might! So not quite the ticket!
so an item purchased that looks and fits as you imagined it would is! Just the ticket!!!